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Jacob Riis Park

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Address: Between 140th Street and 169th Street, Gateway National Recreation Area, Far Rockaway, NY 11694
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Great Public Beach

We love coming here. The vibe is very mellow and a short car ride away. It great how that have contracted with local business to be the food vendors. A real step of from he usual... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
gaffergrrrl
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Brooklyn, New York

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Rockaway Park, New York
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

easy parking,great concessions,pitch and putt course, bike riding and walking paths..nice big beach with public showers to was off sweat and sand for a comfortable ride home

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Thank Dave L
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a nice clean safe beach. Nice place to take a long walk on the boardwalk or along the beach. It has concession stands and bathrooms as well as outside showers. Also lower faucets for your feet.large parking lot (pay by day) price not bad.

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Thank Denise W
Belle Harbor, New York
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Whit's End Restaurant and Riis Point Bar are excellent venues and are opened year round. The beach is incredibly beautiful this time of year and the views of both Sandy Hook and the surrounding Jersey shore are picture perfect,

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2 Thank RickyOBelleHarbor
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Although I am a native New Yorker, this was my first visit to this beach. We totally enjoyed it! Fun

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Thank bkhoney29
Brooklyn, New York
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We love coming here. The vibe is very mellow and a short car ride away. It great how that have contracted with local business to be the food vendors. A real step of from he usual frozen hamburgers and hot dogs. Makes going to the beach in NYC a pleasure.

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Thank gaffergrrrl
Far Rockaway, New York
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, great vibe. The crowd is very mixed, and there is great public transportation, and a large parking lot that never fills up!

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Thank Magnus1812
Brooklyn
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The part of the Riis park beach that I went to has so much flies. Probably we were near the water and sand area. Those flies bit me many times and it hurts. When I try to go to the ocean water, there were probably millions of seashells on the ocean floor. It is hard to walk through it unless... More 

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2 Thank Erica L
Brooklyn, New York
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121 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I've been buying season passes for the beach for years. This season, however, the sand is filthy with glass bottles and food wrappers causing birds to attack beachgoers. Also the iconic clock at Bay 6 is STILL broken. I've reported these problems to lifeguards and the parks dept. No one cares. What are they spending the parking lot fee on???... More 

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Thank BayRidgeGal
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

I love going to this beach. It's the closest from the city. Love the restaurants and easy facilities.

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Thank kimberlee h
New York City, New York
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91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is by far the largest public beach in the area. They offer parking, food, beverages and even have a golf course. Sometimes they have fairs as well and it's a great day out for the family.

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