My husband and I played hooky one day last week and headed to the Rockaways. Come explore NYC with me as I travel to Rockaway Beach!
The Rockaways are one of my favorite places. Located on a peninsula in the far reaches of Queens, the Rockaways are part of NYC, however the beachside community has a much more laid back vibe than most of the city.
Rockaway Beach stretches from Beach 9th Street in Far Rockaway to Beach 149th Street in Neponsit. We took the train from Manhattan and got off at 116th Street, the last stop on the Rockaway Park Shuttle. The station is surrounded by restaurants and convenience stores. We picked up snacks and drinks and made our way to the beach, just a couple blocks away.
Joel couldn’t wait to check out the ocean! It’s the only place to surf in NYC, and there are some decent waves.
This chambray popover is one of my all-time favorite pieces. I wear it year round, and it’s the perfect swimsuit cover-up, too.
What do you think of my hat? I can’t decide if I like it or not. The high crown makes me feel a little Pharrell-esque;)
You can see how crowded it was toward Beach 116th Street!
I attended an event earlier this summer and one of the giveaways was this Land’s End tote. It was a major score, and I’ve been carrying it everywhere this summer.
The Rockaways were badly damaged during hurricane Sandy, and you can see the effects throughout the community. The beach and boardwalk are still being restored, but a lot of the beach facilities have reopened.
We stopped by Caracas for a few beers before saying adieu to the beach. Next time, I want to try their arepas. They looked so good!
It was so good that I sent Joel back for another round. The guac and drinks were delicious, too.
Did you make it to the beach this summer?