Jacob Riis Park, Far Rockaway

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  • We went off season so there was no charge to get in & no lifeguards, but the rest rooms were open & clean. There are however several rusty barriers on the beach that were exposed. Be careful as rip cu...  more »
  • I've been going to Riis beach since I was a toddler ~summer family tradition. I was very surprised to see vendors selling hat's, etc on the boardwalk. This particular day, I was visiting the pitch and...  more »
  • First time here and surprised at the size and quality of the beach! Lots of people but plenty of space. Nice boardwalk area to walk or bike. Easy to get to by bus which comes every 10 minutes. Lots of...  more »
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  • Amazing LGBT friendly beach. Topless optional. I had a great time, but couldn't stay long. The water is shades of blue and mostly clear with patches of seaweed here and there. It's a hike--that's the only con. And like any beach, get there early to get a good spot.
  • Get here early to get a good spot as it can get busy, especially during summer weekends. The beach is generally clean and well maintained. During the season there are life guards and rangers on duty. Plenty of parking space.
  • Great place to go with family. Very peacefully
  • Its large , not so many people, amazing waves, visiting new York but I'm glad I checked it out!.... One word.. SERENE
  • My family and I love this beach. Its always a calm atmosphere and the waves are Awesome. My wife and I have seen dolphins swimming there also! Great experience!

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