Parking & Directions

Driving

Lower Manhattan

Take the Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, or the Hugh L. Carey tunnel towards I-278 West. Keep left on Belt Parkway until exit 11S for Flatbush Avenue towards Rockaways. Continue straight on Beach Channel Drive staying in the left lane to continue along the Bay. Stay on Beach Channel Drive for 2 miles then make a right turn on Beach 116th Street.

Upper Manhattan/Northern Queens

Take I-495 through the Queens Midtown Tunnel.  After 5 miles, turn off on exit 19 for Woodhaven Boulevard.  Continue for 4 miles when Woodhaven Boulevard turns into Cross Bay Boulevard.  Immediately after crossing the Bay, turn right on Beach Channel Drive towards Jacob Riis Park.  After 1 mile turn left on Beach 116th Street.

Upper Manhattan

Take West Side Highway south towards Battery Park to enter the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel towards I-278 West.  Keep left on Belt Parkway until exit 11S for Flatbush Avenue towards Rockaways.  Continue straight on Beach Channel Drive staying in the left lane to continue along the Bay. Stay on Beach Channel Drive for 2 miles then make a right turn on Beach 116th Street.

Ferry

Weekday Service

Take Sea Treak USA Ferry from Pier 11 at the end of Wall Street for approximately 45 minute ride.  Ferry will drop off passengers at Bay side of Beach 108th Street, make right and take short walk along Beach Channel Drive until you arrive at Beach 116th Street.

Departs From Manhattan:

Pier 11/Wall Street

Depart from Rockaways:

Beach 108 Street

6:35am

6:35am

7:25am

7:45am

8:35am

8:15am

3:05pm

9:20am

4:45pm

4:30pm

5:35pm

5:55pm

6:50pm

6:55pm

Weekend Service

Take New York Beach Ferry from Pier 11 at the end of Wall Street for approximately 45 minute ride.  Ferry will drop off passengers at Jacob Riis Park Beach, walk east along Cronston, Newport, or Rockaway Beach Boulevard until you arrive at Beach 116th Street.

Departs From Manhattan:

Pier 11/Wall Street

Depart from Rockaways:

Beach 108 Street

9:00am

10:15am

11:30am

3:00pm

4:15pm

5:30pm

Train

A-Train

Take A-Train towards Far Rockaway [if on A-Train to Lefferts Blvd transfer to next train going towards Far Rockaway], transfer to S-Train at Broad Channel Station for the last few stops until you arrive at Beach 116th Street.

Bicycle

From Prospect Park

Ride south along Ocean Parkway’s protected greenway for four and a half miles.  Then make a left on Neptune Avenue and continue along Bay as Neptune changes into Emmons Avenue and then Shore Parkway.  Make right at Flatbush Avenue and cross bay to Rockaways.  Once across Bay follow bike path around loop to continue East on the Bay side.  Continue for two miles until you reach Beach 116th Street.