Rockaway Beach

Two girls running towards the ocean near The Rockaway Hotel

A vast, sandy beach and 5.5-mile boardwalk draw throngs of families to Rockaway Beach in summer for swimming, sunbathing, and sports like volleyball and skateboarding. Kids can enjoy numerous playgrounds while surfers catch year-round breaks all along the coast. Pastel condos and houses, many rebuilt since 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, line the streets, as do 1960s apartment towers.

Rockaway Beach is the perfect destination to test your surfing skills. Novice's favor the tides low waves throughout the summer, while experienced surfers favor the fall's hurricane waves. 

Enjoy delicious bites along the Boardwalk, from acai bowls, poke bowls, barbeque, and more. Wash it down with a cold beer on tap while vibing to local musicians providing entertainment for beachgoers. 

Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY, USA New York United States