Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Beaches

Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk

On Atlantic Ocean, from Beach 9th Street, Far Rockaway, to Beach 149th Street, Neponsit
(718) 318-4000

Swimming and wading are prohibited at the following sections of Rockaway Beach today, August 18 :
Beach 17 to Beach 18 Streets
Beach 29 to Beach 29 Streets
Beach 58 to Beach 59 Streets
Beach 80 to Beach 82 Streets
Beach 94 to Beach 104 Streets
Beach 113 to Beach 116 Streets
Beach 130 to Beach 135 Streets
Beach 140 to Beach 149 Streets

Rockaway Beach is open for swimming and surfing unless a citywide beach closure is in effect. For a list of beach areas with swim access, please visit our Building a Better Rockaway Beach page. For daily changes, please see if any alerts are in effect.

From surfers to swimmers to the Ramones, everyone wants to "hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach." Rockaway Beach is a year-round resource for residents all along the Rockaway peninsula, and it comes alive each summer with millions of visitors.

Beach goers can enjoy the sand and water, the variety of concessions, and the city's only legal surfing beaches. Rockaway Beach is also home to a variety of playgrounds and other outdoor activities.

Directions and Parking

Directions

Directions via Google Maps

Parking

Free parking lots at B. 11th to B. 15th Street and B. 95th Street; free street parking.

Beach Hours

During beach season, lifeguards are on duty daily, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Swimming is prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty and in closed sections. Closed sections are marked with signs and/or red flags.

Beach Rules

Download Rockaway Beach Rules

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This is an accessible beach.

Amenities

Surf Beach: Yes
Surf beaches are located between Beach 68 - Beach 71 Street, Beach 87 - Beach 91 Street, and Beach 110 - Beach 111 Street.
Additional rules apply to the surf beaches: Download Surf Beach Rules (PDF, 323KB)
Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding areas are at Beach 32 Street and at Beach 57 Street.
Bicycle and Skate Path: Yes (Bicycle path along the boardwalk)
Boardwalk: Yes (closed 10:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.)
Concession Stand: Yes (B.17th Street, B.86th Street Island, B.97th Street Island, and B.106th Street Island.)
Mobile Charging Station: Yes (B. 108th St, B. 97th St, B. 84th St.)

About NYC Public Beaches

NYC Parks maintains 14 miles of beaches. Beaches are open from Memorial Day weekend through September 11, 2022. During beach season, lifeguards are on duty daily, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Swimming is prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty and in closed sections. Closed sections are marked with signs and/or red flags.

Safety

Water Quality Advisories or Closures - Visit the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s New York City Area Beaches page for water quality advisories or closures before you head to the beach.

Be WaterSafe - 10 Tips to Stay Water Safe in New York

Rip Currents - Safety tips and information provided by The National Weather Service regarding the dangers of rip currents.

Directions to Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Know Before You Go

Beaches
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Swimming and wading are prohibited at the following sections of Rockaway Beach today, August 18 :
Beach 17 to Beach 18 Streets
Beach 29 to Beach 29 Streets
Beach 58 to Beach 59 Streets
Beach 80 to Beach 82 Streets
Beach 94 to Beach 104 Streets
Beach 113 to Beach 116 Streets
Beach 130 to Beach 135 Streets
Beach 140 to Beach 149 Streets

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