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Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach is a neighborhood part of the New York City Borough of Queens. It is the home of the Rockaway Beach, the largest urban beach in the Country, and the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk. Its coast it’s nearly 3km long, and it was the inspiration behind the Ramones 1977 song, “Rockaway Beach.” It was formerly known as the Irish Riviera due to the number of Irish families living in the area. It is located just a few minutes away from the Queens Zoo.

Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach Parking

Escaping to Rockaway Beach is as easy as riding the N Train to Coney Island, or an hour ride by bus. The quickest way to get here is by car, just under half hour ride, and there are plenty of free parking opportunities near the beach, the closest being Shore Front Parkway.

Rockaway Beach Ferry

Nowadays there multiple ferry choices available taking visitors directly to Rockaway Beach from several nearby ports along the New York City Harbor, most of the ferries will journey through the Statue of Liberty, the Narrows-Verrazzano Bridge, Coney Islands, and Jamaica Bay, among others. Check online websites to get all the detailed information regarding hours and fees.

How to get to Rockaway Beach

There is no denying Rockaway Beach is one of the funniest beach towns in New York City. Getting to Rockaway Beach is fairly simple for those owned a car. Another option is to ride the A train until Beach 67th or Beach 90th. Or catch one of the many ferries departing from New York Harbor. Finally, OvR Rockaway Beach Bus offers a roundtrip for under $30.

Rockaway Beach Club

The Brooklyn Museum is the home of over 1.5 million artwork collections, divided into several exhibits throughout the museum. Currently being displayed are the Rembrandt to Picasso, One: Titus Kaphar, among others. The Museum is famous for its Egyptian and African exhibits, as well as paintings from some of the most famous artists of the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Century. Visit the Museum’s website ahead of the visit to know in full detail about the collections being showcased. (

Rockaway Beach Events

Rockaway Beach is a hot spot for the hottest events o the summer season. Those who enjoy electronic music at the beach, and surfing awesome waves will have a blast will the lineup of events. The Rockaway Beach Club website has a complete catalog of all the upcoming events. (

Rockaway Beach Song

“Rockaway Beach” is also the name of a song acclaimed American punk rock band The Ramones, released as part of their 1977 album Rocket to Russia. Rockaway Beach was written by Dee Dee Ramone inspired by another rock band, the Beach Boys. The song is about how much Dee Dee liked to spend time there.

Rockaway Beach Surfing

The surfing scene at Rockaway Beach is off the charts, and it is perfectly complemented to a variety of surf-focused events held at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club. It has been in the headlines of major news outlets like The New York Times, and pop culture iconic magazine Rolling Stones.

Rockaway Beach Restaurants

The Culinary scene at Rockaway Beach is as riched as it gets. The best spots include Rockaway Bagels, Rockaway Roasters, Tacoway Beach, Caracas Arepa Bar, Uma’s, and Picos just to name a few.

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