Who knew that such a nice beach existed just outside of the city, in Queens nonetheless? I’ve wasted several summers out at the shattered-glass filled Coney Island, but last weekend I decided to try out Rockaway Beach for a change. I took the A all the way out to the Broad Channel stop, and then took the shuttle over the water out to the Rockaway Park Beach 116 St stop. It was like being in an entirely different town altogether. The whole area was like a Florida beach town! The beach itself was surprisingly clean— no shattered glass! The sand was soft, the water was clean, and the overall crowd seemed a little cleaner than the bums that show up at Coney Island. Don’t get me wrong, I like Coney Island, but now that I know that this clean, enormous beach is just a few minutes further away, you know where I’ll be all summer!
Click here to check out my pictures of Rockaway Beach.