Weekend Outing: Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk

I will be the first to admit I don’t know much about Queens. I’ve ventured into Astoria for sushi, contemplated a visit to Long Island City to see the skyline but that’s where it ended. That changed recently when I visited Rockaway Beach, one of the best beaches in the city according to CBS New York.

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If you’re going by train you have to get on the Hell Train also known as the A train and then a bus to get the beach. Since I have no time for that $#!& especially during the weekend I drove. The parking lots were full as expected but I did find a parking spot a few blocks away from the from the beach but directly across the street from the PJs.  A parking space is a parking space though and my begging arse couldn’t be choosy. Besides I didn’t want to find another spot anyway.

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The beach was active but not swarming with people. As much as I enjoy the scene at Coney Island, it is hectic. Families were out, couples were together trying to cool off on what was a very hot day, and tons of single people biking, skateboarding, or strolling the boardwalk.
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This area was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The original wooden boardwalk was washed away. Now there is a concrete boardwalkwith wavy designs.

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There were a handful of restaurants near the beach but I didn’t have the opportunity to try any. I hope to make a return visit before the end of August to try one of them out.

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3 thoughts on “Weekend Outing: Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk

    1. They’re not finished yet but it looks great. It’s a popular place now. Next year it is supposed to all be done but with New York you never know.

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