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Rockaway Beach overview

Rockaway Beach is a budget-friendly place unique for its beaches, live music, and oceanfront. You'll enjoy the ample bar and dining options, along with outdoor areas for biking and walking. Take in some local culture at popular places like Ellis Island Immigration Museum and Broadway. Make plans to visit the popular Brooklyn Academy of Music and Brooklyn Bridge. Rockaway Beach is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Rockaway Beach

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Rockaway Beach has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Rockaway Beach with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Rockaway Beach hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Rockaway Beach hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Rockaway Beach

Fly in to New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.), 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from downtown Rockaway Beach. New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) is the next closest major airport, 13.3 mi (21.5 km) away. Beach 90 St. Station is the closest metro station.

What to see around Rockaway Beach

Fun activities are on hand like biking and surfing, along with attractions such as:
  • • Salt Marsh Nature Center
  • • Prospect Park Tennis Center
  • • Audubon Center
  • • Dyker Beach Golf Course
  • • Sunset Park
A top draw is the area's live music scene, as well as places like:
  • • Long Beach Historical Museum
  • • Whitman Theatre
  • • King Manor Museum
  • • Weeksville Heritage Center
  • • Jewish Children's Museum
It's notable for its beaches and favorite places for nature lovers that include:
  • • Jacob Riis Park
  • • Sandy Point County Park
  • • Charles Memorial Park
  • • Plum Beach
  • • Long Beach
Some top places to visit in the area include:
  • • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • • Brooklyn Bridge
  • • New York University
  • • Statue of Liberty
  • • Ellis Island

When to visit Rockaway Beach

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 54°F day, 26°F night
  • April-June: 82°F day, 39°F night
  • July-September: 84°F day, 55°F night
  • October-December: 70°F day, 28°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 9.65 inches
  • April-June: 11.65 inches
  • July-September: 11.26 inches
  • October-December: 10.31 inches