The Rockaway's and Broad Channel
The Rockaways and Broad Channel have some of the finest ocean and Bay beaches in the world. We are the site of numerous parks and wetlands. The Rockaways also have the first legal surfing beaches in NYC located at Beach 67-69 Streets & Beach 87-88th Streets.
The Rockaways is some 11 miles in length and averages less than 3/4 of a mile in width. At least 14 distinct communities each with its own name, neighborhoods, and interests are bound together through a common geography and history.
From an easterly to westerly direction we point to Far Rockaway, Bayswater, Deerfield, Edgemere, Arverne/Sommerville, Arverne by the Sea, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, Belle Harbor, Neponsit, Rockaway Point and Breezy Point. Broad Channel sits in Jamaica Bay.