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A nice beach to time pass

Jacob Riis Park has a huge coastline along the Atlantic ocean. I went there for the first time to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mridul s
Jacob Riis Park

Went here on Sunday. Beautiful day for a beach trip. Got there by 9:30 and had our pick of spots... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John B
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Pelham, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Jacob Riis Park has a huge coastline along the Atlantic ocean. I went there for the first time to touch the Atlantic. :P long sandy beach, lots of lifeguards and lots of people having fun with families.

Thank mridul s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on Sunday. Beautiful day for a beach trip. Got there by 9:30 and had our pick of spots right near the water and our choice of a parking spot as well. Don't get here late....it gets CRAZY crowded!! Water was cool and refreshing....More

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Look, this is not the Mediterranean or the Caribbean, but on a really hot summer day this will definitely do. Enjoy with friends and family or alone. Also, the traffic on Marine Parkway can be a mess, so I would advise getting there early.

Thank Ali B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jacob Riis Park is located on the western end of the rockaways. This an NPS site, part of gateway national recreation area. If you’re looking for beach access, this is a good spot but not the greatest. If you drive up the rockaways to the...More

2  Thank JNFII
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to Riis well over 40 years. Its home but with all this extra money coming in from renting the vendor stands you would think they can fix the empty handball courts by bay 10 and put in showers too? And for...More

1  Thank AnahidA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like this beach. I little crowded but nice beach. On weekends they have food, drinks and live music.

Thank Vvvv77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Local beach to NYC. Beautiful- easy to get to by bus, ferry or car. Clean and delish local food and drink pop ups are here this summer. Great breeze and water temp cannot be beat right now! Loved my time at Jacob Riis this summer....More

3  Thank Arianne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love coming here as often as a can. Large parking lot with convenient restrooms and assorted food stations with a band station. Large beach area with golf course nearby. Recommend highly

Thank ALIONE1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disappointing and out of the way for an NYC beach. I only came here last August while waiting for a cruise tour with a whale watching expedition. Would I go back? Unlikely

Thank neil102
Reviewed 30 June 2018

I live in Staten Island and can drive to, park and be on the beach in 30 minutes when I head to Riis Park. It is usually a great day as the water is terrific and the beach is huge with varied sections to find...More

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patisha2018
17 August 2018|
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Response from Sam K | Reviewed this property |
I recommend single serve or bottle drink mixes you can refill in your own water bottle that is insulated have a great time welcome to NYC enjoy the city I love and live in.
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dkofnyc56
31 July 2018|
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Response from Peter F | Reviewed this property |
Electric is on the boardwalk; I am not sure if speakers are permitted. Headphones are encouraged.
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DENNIS V
14 July 2018|
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Response from Sam K | Reviewed this property |
That depends, if you are going to gateway RV sites it's not permitted, What area do you want a tent on the beach? Be more specific please
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