Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk

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Horseshoe Crabs in New York City Parks - Rockaway Beach

Every May and June, horseshoe crabs emerge from the Atlantic Ocean onto Rockaway Beach. Female horseshoe crabs arrive on the beach to lay their eggs, with their male… Read More

Rockaway Beach

The origins of the name Rockaway Peninsula are closely related to the language of the Delaware and Chippewa Native Americans. Linguistic experts recognize both… Read More

Rockaway Doughboy Statue

This monument honors 17 servicemen from the local community who paid the supreme sacrifice while serving their country during World War I. The statue depicts a bronze… Read More

Sandpiper Playground

This park honors the sandpipers that can be found at nearby Rockaway Beach. These small birds make their way though this area during a long winter migration from their… Read More

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BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Beach access is currently closed from Beach 38 Street to Beach 57 Street to protect the sensitive nesting areas of threatened and endangered shorebirds. Beach access in these areas will open again in late August. To learn more, please visit our Rockaway Beach Endangered Species Nesting Area page.

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