Subways, Surf & Sand

With all of the good weather we’ve been having of late, we decided to head down to Rockaway Beach to get away from the hustle & bustle of Manhattan and enjoy some sun, sea and sand. Located south of Brooklyn in Queens, the beach is a long strip of land that is accessible via the A & S trains – it still amazes me how far you can get on a single $2.25 Metrocard swipe:

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When we stepped off the Subway it felt like we were in a totally different country/state…certainly not one of the boroughs of the City that Never Sleeps. The beach itself sprawls 170-acres so even with all the New Yorkers that head there when it’s decent weather the beach wasn’t crowded at all:

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With the evening approaching, we decided to explore a little of the neighbourhood and came across this small park/viewing point which had a great vista of Manhattan in the distance:

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An amusing sight on the subway ride home was the number of people with surfboards…not what you normally see on the subway J

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