New York Beach Ferry provides summer service Fri-Sun from Pier 11 at Wall St. in Manhattan to Rockaway.
Get map & directions to Fort Tilden via other transportation; then walk along Fort Tilden beach to reach Breezy Point Tip. Limited parking is available by permit at the Beach 222nd St. lot.
Open daily, dawn-dusk.
Breezy Point is not wheelchair accessible.
Gateway NRA (NPS), 718-318-4300.
Breezy Point Tip
The western tip of the Rockaway barrier beach
Breezy Point Tip—part of Gateway National Recreation Area—is the perfect destination for fishing and scenic walks on an unspoiled ocean beach. Come catch striped bass, blue fish and summer flounder, or simply get lost in the rural beauty of the setting.
One of the least disturbed natural areas of Gateway, Breezy Point Tip is an isolated peninsula beach fronting Jamaica Bay. This wild, westernmost tip of the Rockaway Peninsula, transferred to the National Park Service in 1972, features over two hundred acres of ocean-front beach, bay shoreline, sand dunes, marshes and coastal grasslands all within New York City.
Throughout the summer the sand dunes of Breezy Point serve as an important nesting area for the threatened Piping Plover, a species which NPS—as part of a large global effort—is working to protect. Also found at the beach are the Roseate Tern, Least Tern, Common Tern, Black Skimmer, and the American Oystercatcher. In the spring and fall the Breezy Point Tip serves as a stop-over for migrating shorebirds.
Things to Do
5/11, 10:30am-12:30pm, meet at Fort Tilden, Building 1 and carpool in a caravan to Breezy Point
Join Mickey Maxwell Cohen of the American Littoral Society for a two-mile walk of the western tip of the Rockaway Peninsula. You'll see dune foliage, shorebirds and a surprising assortment of rocks and minerals used in the construction of the Breezy Point Jetty. Binoculars, a hammer, collecting bag, eye protection and a magnifying glass will be helpful. For more information and to RSVP, write firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-474-0896.
Fishing, walking on the beach, observing from a safe distance endangered bird species.