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One of the best beaches in NYC, you can actually consider this one to be "good"...
Rock rock rockaway
There's absolutely ZERO parking here. Do not even entertain the thought of bringing a car
The sand is teeming with mole crabs now. Each step you take, the crabs emerge and then scurry back under the sand - http://flic.kr/p/pa1aii
Not the hamptons. Go to the hamptons of ya want. This is better.
sea lice (or mole crabs) are bigger the further up the beach you dig. easiest to find by digging just where the sand no longer clumps
JSex says this is the most under appreciated spot in the city!
such nice place and near manhattan..!
Mmmmmm arepa! @caracasrockaway
Love this beach! Its full of optimistic people :)
The gulls will steal your food blind.
At 8am it's quiet and peaceful, perfect for a stroll before the crowds.
Dont feed the birds on the beach...and pick up your garbage when you leave
Tuesday August 7 @ 4-9pm: Join @QueensLibrary & local police @ Beach 17 St. on the boardwalk for National Night Out Against Crime.
Tuesday August 7 @ 4:15-8pm: Join @QueensLibrary & local police @ Beach 108 St. on the boardwalk for National Night Out Against Crime.
Best Baja Fish Tacos east of Baja Mexico are at The Tap & Grill. B98th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd in Rockaway Beach, NY. Fish tacos, shrimp tacos, and lobster rolls are killer. .
An original haiku: irresistible / my farmer's tan it really was / goodbye sweet white bod
Nightime. At the beach...so romantic and the best time for finding beach treasures....especially after a storm
Gnarly, dude: Rockaway Beach "Surf Access" is the only surf spot in the five boroughs.
Get your pedicure done at Sunny Nails on Beach 116 street. Ask for Tracy she is the best :)
Go home, hipsters!!!!
Beautiful and run and not crowded
One of the only beach spots close to NYC that is only a subway ride away.
[SURF SPOT!] Clean beach, very small waves, short rides... but, closest surfing to NYC
Get off @ the 166th beach stop less crowded (esp. Mon) great panoramic view
Best waves in Queens
Eat at Rockaway Taco afterwards
Really one of the nicest beaches ever!
The NYTimes declared this beach the 'Hamptons for the Williamsburg set'. We just think it's a great place to get your surf on. Not to mention a great Ramone's Song.
♫ It's not hard, not far to reach, we can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach! ♫
A fresh homemade Italian ice from DiCosmo's cart is the best $2 you'll spend all day
Urban beach fun! Can see the manhattan in one direction, and the ocean in the other. Wow!
The train back is a diaster. Pro tip: take the bus that stops near Rockaway Tacos to the Broad Channel subway station. That way you get to skip the awful "S" / shuttle subway.
new pizza shop on 98th street $1 great too
As of 5/23/2011, Rockaway Beach, along with all other NYC parks, beaches, and pedestrian plazas, is smoke-free! Learn more at www.nycsmokefree.org.
Hit the beaches! If you come in feb bundle up! Enjoy!
Run the Boardwalk from 67 to 116 and back for an easy 5k.
Only go in the water if you're a really good swimmer or a lifeguard. And squirt the birds with water, they actually move out of your way and stay out of your way :-)
Don't go to far into the water unless you are a really good swimmer or a life guard! And squirt birds with water ;-) it's fun. Lmfao!
Paul's secret shortcut directions are also the gps directions.
Go to the beach at dawn and surf off 69th St entrance. Do it before the crowds arrive, for your sanity.