Rockaway Beach

QUEENS. Waves most days hit three to four feet making this a popular hangout for those hanging ten. It is also home to numerous handball courts where plenty of city kids earn their chops at this quintessential fast-paced urban sport. The 170 acres of sand is perfect for sunbathers and fisher-folk while the conservation areas reveal the wilder, natural side of the urban jungle. With seven playgrounds for the scooter set, volleyball and skating for adults, you can while away the hours (or days) as leisurely as you please.

Address

Beach 9th to 149th Sts, Queens, NY
212-639-9675

Hours

Daily 5am-10pm

Website

www.nycgovparks.org/parks/rockawaybeach
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