NYC Guide to Rockaway Beach

Picknicking at the beach is really what it's all about. Thousands of New Yorkers and guests of the city flock to this magnificent retreat for centuries. White sandy beach with gentle incline and daily tides is what makes this beach a magnet for sun worshippers and beach lovers of all ages. The beach is open from Memorial Day at the end of May to Labor Day at the beginning of September, about 20 weeks. The hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm seven days a week. If you are looking for a quiet time at the beach avoid high holidays, such as Memorial Day, Labor Day and 4th of July. Weekends tend to be more busy than weekdays. Follow the orange umbrellas posted by lifeguards for designated swimming areas, as the rest of the beach is used by surfers. Pick up some sandwiches from StopNShop supermarket at Beach 68 Street and head for the beach. To save time and money please book our handy Beach Goers Package and catch the morning wave.