Gateway National Recreation Area

Jacob Riis Park

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Breezy Point, Rockaway Park
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  • Jeffrey Z.
    "... reach by subway, but NYC Beach Bus has cheap R/T fares from Williamsburg."(4 Tips)
    Lauren L.
    "It picks up passengers in Williamsburg & at Barclays Center."(3 Tips)
    Dominick C.
    "... main structure is the gay friendly beach."(2 Tips)
    Tracy S.
    "Used to be the best beach, clean and quiet until the hipsters came."(8 Tips)
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  • Michele H.
    Michele Hughes2 days ago
    You can go topless and work on no tan lines here
  • Michele H.
    Michele Hughes2 days ago
    Early morning is so peaceful
  • Mike N.
    Mike Nickerson1 week ago
    NYC's best beach
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy Solorzano2 weeks ago
    Used to be the best beach, clean and quiet until the hipsters came. Ugh.
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey Zeldman2 weeks ago
    Isolated, uncrowded beach with nude, nude gay, and trans sections. Impossible to reach by subway, but NYC Beach Bus has cheap R/T fares from Williamsburg.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Martha
    Martha2 weeks ago
    massive beach.
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    Jacob Riis Park is part of Gateway National Recreation Area, with history that dates back to 1912. Read more
  • Yifan H.
    Yifan HuJune 24
    Restrooms, lifeguards, beautiful sea and beaches.
  • Brownstone Living NYC
    Excellent park and beach. The surrounding communities are a great place to staycation for busy New Yorkers or the adventurous urban explorer. A delightful urban retreat with breathtaking views.
  • Brian M.
    What's with all the litter? Sigh.
    Upvoted Jun 6
  • Michelle C.
    Decent beach with lots of food options. Get there in the morning for a better spot. NYC Beach Bus is a great travel option for the 21+ young adult crowd.
  • Kelsey G.
    Kelsey GOctober 29, 2015
    So peaceful to visit during the fall/winter months. Stop by Wild Feast for a hot cider drink before heading home
  • Jake S.
    Jake SimmsSeptember 6, 2015
    Love this place, but if you aren't lugging a bunch of stuff and have food, move north to ft tildon
  • Tim H.
    Tim HettlerSeptember 1, 2015
    Avoid the usual beach crowds at this away-from-the-subway location. NYC Beach Bus offers cheap round trips from Williamsburg.
    Upvoted Jun 20
  • New York D.
    New York Dog NannyAugust 19, 2015
    Cleanest waters.
  • Anna A.
    Anna AbeliansAugust 14, 2015
    beach. surf.
  • Anna A.
    Anna AbeliansJuly 31, 2015
    Get there before the hipsters do. geez
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McDonoughJuly 9, 2015
    Great beach. Plenty of room even on a busy day.
  • Lauren L.
    Lauren LaCapraMay 26, 2015
    You can take NYC Beach Bus to & from Riis. (Public transit takes forever!) It picks up passengers in Williamsburg & at Barclays Center. $14 roundtrip or $10 one-way. http://www.nycbeachbus.com/more/
  • Pixie D.
    Pixie DeeJanuary 29, 2015
    A secret gem.🌅. This is our go-to beach.. 🌟It's a lot quieter if you head on over by the pitch & putt side. (Once you pay to get into the parking lot, go allllll the way to the left)🌟
  • Racky R.
    Racky RossOctober 17, 2014
    Interesting social panorama:-)
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertAugust 30, 2014
    there are bathrooms and usually a food truck with snacks and coffee in the main building and patio
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn Chatmon-BusbyAugust 16, 2014
    Beach fun with the kiddies
  • Gaudiness
    GaudinessAugust 11, 2014
    Always amazing ❤️
  • ImSo_Brooklyn
    ImSo_BrooklynAugust 10, 2014
    Very spacious. Nice and quiet and not too many "ratchet" ppl!
  • ImSo_Brooklyn
    ImSo_BrooklynAugust 10, 2014
    The park is cool!
  • Hesh M.
    Hesh MeisterJune 30, 2014
    Filthiest beach in the tristate area.
  • Kimbert S.
    Kimbert SylvMarch 1, 2014
    Come on summer I'm ready for my beach days
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KimSeptember 28, 2013
    Family Surrey ride
  • Roy H.
    Roy HarrellAugust 30, 2013
    Gay boys: the constant wearing of boxer briefs or any other underwear not meant to be worn in water is overtly wack &cheap! Pls invest in a pair of trunks, briefs or shorts that are meant 4 water!
  • Dante S.
    Dante SchulzAugust 23, 2013
    Really nice place to relax in the sun.
  • Blase S.
    Blase SylvesterAugust 18, 2013
    Riis beach sun was beautiful.
  • Brian R.
    Brian RobinsonAugust 17, 2013
    Pretty good friends barbecue
  • Brian T.
    Brian TafelAugust 12, 2013
    Finally, great food trucks!
  • Roy H.
    Roy HarrellAugust 10, 2013
    "topless" actually means fully nude ;-)
  • Roy H.
    Roy HarrellAugust 5, 2013
    Not for the prude ;-)
  • Catherine R.
    Catherine RitortoJuly 28, 2013
    I start working here Sat and sun.... Renting bikes and kayaks come down and c me :-)
  • Riqi V.
    Riqi VelezJuly 18, 2013
    It was peaceful until 12:30
  • Natalie C.
    Natalie ChoJuly 18, 2013
    There is way, way more nudity during the week than on weekends.
  • Dana V.
    Dana VillaruelJuly 15, 2013
    Dirty, dirty and dirty. At your own risk
  • Tatiana
    TatianaJuly 15, 2013
    Cool place !
  • Alessandra A.
    Alessandra AlbiniJuly 14, 2013
    Great beach, very clean!
  • Marlon S.
    Marlon SantosJuly 8, 2013
    This beach is different from rockaway. Relaxed attitude,beer friendly, and chill people. You don't get the ghetto trash that comes in from the a train.
  • Priscilla C.
    Priscilla CamachoJuly 7, 2013
    Too many rocks and shells
  • Dominick C.
    The southern beach has too many kids. The northern beach; to the left of the main structure is the gay friendly beach.
  • Alicia L.
    Alicia LegallJune 22, 2013
    Livelifetodifullest!
  • Alicia L.
    Alicia LegallJune 22, 2013
    Love this place
  • Ivan R.
    Ivan RosasJune 20, 2013
    Why the fuck did you bring a child to the gay nude section????
  • Sasha B.
    Sasha BJune 15, 2013
    Who knew this was a National Park...
  • Karilynn
    KarilynnSeptember 1, 2012
    Beach is better than Far Rockaway there is one is on top another
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