10 Things to Do in Far Rockaway That You Shouldn't Miss

October 15, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Far Rockaway is a neighborhood on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens in the United States. It is the easternmost section of the Rockaways. The neighborhood starts at the Nassau County line and extends west to Beach 32nd Street. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 14.
Restaurants in Far Rockaway

1. Rockaway Beach

Beach 3 St. to Beach 153 St. and Boardwalk to Atlantic Ocean, Far Rockaway, NY 11693-1577
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 151 reviews

Rockaway Beach

Long Island beach in Queens borough that can be reached by subway. Popular destination for New Yorkers in mid-20th century, still pleasant to visit.

Reviewed By William K

The restaurant community in the Rockaway's is growing in leaps and bounds and is now a destination by many traveling on the new ferry system that links the Rockaway's with both Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. In addition, the ferry provides an excursion into Manhattan to dine, bike or just walk around Manhattan. Getting back to the Rockaway restaurant scene, many new and interesting restaurants have opened in the Beach 90's as well as some more established on Beach 129. The ferry shuttle bus (which is FREE!) provides transportation to and from the ferry and stops at various locations along the beach routes enabling on and off service so as to afford riders the opportunity to visit the shops and restaurants along the way. It is a wonderful way to spend a day and in the near future, hotel accommodations will be available for those who would like to remain in Rockaway longer.

2. Long Beach

Long Beach, NY 11561
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 157 reviews

Long Beach

Reviewed By dmophin - long beach, ny

There are many things to do along the boardwalk now with the trapeze ,the escape room ,the concession stands, bike riding ,renting a bike Or just sitting on the benches taking in the peacefulness of the waves.

3. The Bayhouse

15557 Bayview Ave, Rosedale, NY 11422-3124 +1 718-527-7575
Excellent
18%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
36%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 11 reviews

The Bayhouse

Reviewed By Raymond L

Came here for drinks before my flight out of JFK. Bartender was friendly with decent selection of beer on tap. Nothing special about the food and a very local hangout. Located along the canal with outdoor seating which I'm sure must be pleasant view during the warmer months.

4. Andrew J. Parise Park

200 Cedarhurst Ave, Cedarhurst, NY 11516-1627
Excellent
28%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
14%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Andrew J. Parise Park

Reviewed By Ezra B - New York City, New York

I recently visited the Andrew J. Parise Park in Cedarhurst, NY to take professional photography headshots. The weather was a bit on the cold side, but the sun was bright outside. The Andrew J. Parise Park was a nice, small and quiet park with a several memorial statues such as September 11th, a gazebo, a water foundation (off for the season) and open park. Although the park is open space, it is surrounded by quiet neighborhood homes in a predominated Jewish community. We enjoyed the scenery with families walking by with children, kids playing in the park with their dogs, minimal car traffic and occasional Long Island Rail Road trains stopping at the Cedarhurst station. I certainly want to come back during the warmer weather when flowers and trees look plush and the sun provides more warmth.

5. A-Team Paddleboarding

9108 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway Park, NY 11693-1529
Excellent
90%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

A-Team Paddleboarding

Come walk on water with WPA Certified & CPR Certified Stand Up Paddle Boarding Instructors. Offering private and group lessons as well as tours and rentals of Stand Up Paddleboards. The shop has something for everyone carrying all SUP equipment, products and accessories including: Starboard, Riviera, Lahui Kai, NSP, SUP ATX and Adventure Paddleboards. Kialoa, Starboard and Trident Paddles. Bustin Skateboards. Body Glove Wetsuits, Waterman's Sunscreen, Sex Wax, Waterproof phone cases, Board bags and much more.

Reviewed By J S - Brooklyn, New York

Without ever paddleboarding before in my life, my adventurous side convinced me to sign up for the 6 pack of classes of SUP yoga at the beginning of the summer. I Am so glad I did the 6 classes, I enjoyed them so much that I signed up for more to get me through the rest of the summer.

Amy is a kind, patient and encouraging instructor. She is very friendly and has a positive attitude.

The classes take place either in a cove on the bay or in the marina, both equally beautiful and unique in scenery and atmosphere. Amy walks you through each yoga pose and brings new variations to each class. I never felt like I couldn't do it, and attempted each pose, even if I did fall in, at least I tried.
With each class I made improvements and got more relaxed and adventurous in my yoga poses while standing on the paddle board.
These Classes were the highlight of my rockaway staycation.
I definitely highly recommend A-team paddleboarding sup yoga!

6. Jacob Riis Park

Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, NY 11694
Excellent
36%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 72 reviews

Jacob Riis Park

Reviewed By Miriyam - Los Angeles, California

Many years ago, this was a beach for gay men and the cafe was a Howard Johnson's (where I worked as a cashier when I was 15). Today it's open for everyone, gay, straight, in-between, there's no Howard Johnson's -- but the sand and the ocean and the air are as exquisite as they ever were. This is one of the only places you can park in order to visit Rockaway Beach (which has the cleanest air in the U.S.). It's definitely worth a visit if you don't want the crowds of Coney Island,

7. Skudin Surf

Beach 67th St & Beach Front Rd, Far Rockaway, NY 11692
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 5 reviews

Skudin Surf

SKUDIN SURF CAMP & LESSONS- AAages 5 and up. All abilities welcome, whether you're a beginner or an experienced surfer our camps will enhance your skills and surfing experience. Surf camp for kids and adults from 9am - 1 pm Mon-Fri; Private, semi-private and group lessons 7 days a week. Accessible by A train and parking available. Owned and operate by Pro Surfers Cliif & Will Skudin.

Reviewed By Tommy W - New York City, New York

Who new you could surf in NY. Found Skudin Surf and online and called for a lesson. The staff was so professional, having never surf before my daughter, 10 years old, thought we would give it a try.
I was amazing we both got up on the boards and had a blast! Would recommend to anybody who wanted to try surfing. Really east to get to by the A train.

8. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

JFK International Airport, Terminal 4, Space HS 10 - Retail Hall - East, Jamaica, NY 11430 +1 718-751-4023
Excellent
51%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

Reviewed By LuizDutraNeto - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The "Metropolitan Museum of Art" is one of the most important museums of the world and a landmark of New York City! While leaving the city, you may find last minute gifts at its lovely store at JFK Airport - Terminal 4. Items as calendars, toys, scarves, ties, T-shirts, jewelry, watches and so on, for him, for her or for the kids. All with "The Met's" signature!. As a matter of fact, "The Metropolitan Museum of Art Stores" are an important part of your visit to the Museum itself, on 1000 5th Avenue, or to its other premises: "The Met Breuer" (945 Madison Avenue) or "The Met Cloisters (99 Margaret Corbin Drive - Fort Tryon Park). There is also a "The Met Store" on "Rockfeller Center" (15 W 49th Street), almost across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral (a very convenient location if you are visiting Midtown Manhattan). As a traveler and as a New York City fan, I find visits to "The Met Stores" very enjoyable and a fantastic chance to buy articles that are reproductions of art master pieces from "The Met's" own magnificent collection. Enjoy!

9. Rockaway Jet Ski

375 Beach 92nd St, Far Rockaway, NY 11693-1458
Excellent
47%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Rockaway Jet Ski

Jet Ski, Fly Board, Stand Up Paddle Rentals & Tours. The Rockaways are making a big splash with New Yorkers and tourists from around the world. Rockaway Jet Ski brings summertime excitement your way. Gather your friends and come visit us in Beautiful Rockaway Beach, NYC.

Reviewed By Kateeloo1 - New Haven, Connecticut

We rented Jet Skis for a friend's birthday. She had done this tour at least 4 times before and raved about the experience. We did the 4 -hour tour, which in hind-sight, the shorter tour would have been better for me. It was EXHAUSTING! Did you know you burn more calories per hour jet-skiing than running?! Now you do! I let my husband do most of the driving because it was choppy and kinda tough to handle. Also, I did not wear a wet-suit but wish I had worn one or some kind of bottoms because I had like road- rash/rug burn looking abrasion on my upper thighs that hurt really bad for a few days. Having been to NYC a gazillion times, it was a great new way to see the city. The next day, I was so sore that I felt like I had lost an MMA fight- so if you are in terrible shape, I am not sure I would recommend this activity. But the overall experience was fantastic!

10. Edgemere Farm

385 Beach 45th St, Far Rockaway, NY 11691-1226 +1 909-906-3276
Excellent
67%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Edgemere Farm

Edgemere Farm is a one-acre parcel of land located in Far Rockaway, Queens. The farm grows a variety of crops, including vegetables, fruits, hops, flowers, and herbs, and is also home to chickens and honey bees. During the summer, we host a weekly farm stand on Saturdays and farm dinners on Thursdays.

Reviewed By Phil M

Locals are planting and harvesting produce at this location. Very friendly and stylish. The farm is very environmentally conscious and even supplies some of the local restaurants. There are fabulous and tasty dinner events on the farm in the summer.

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