Breezy Point Reid Avenue

Queens, New York
Managed by The Swim Guide

This is the Jamaica Bay side (northside) of Breezy Point, a quiet beach community located at the western tip of the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. There is a beach access with a parking lot located at the end of Reid Avenue. The beach faces Brooklyn, New York. The Atlantic Ocean is on the southside, which also has numerous beach accesses all along Oceanside Drive as well as between Beach 215th Street and Beach 227th Street. The beach is run by the Breezy Point Cooperative, which owns the entire 500 acre community in which all residents pay the maintenance, security, and community costs associated with keeping this community private. Unlike the urbanized areas of New York, Breezy Point and the Rockaway Peninsula are more peaceful and quiet, having more in common with the Hamptons and Long Island. The beaches on the Breezy Point Peninsula are home to some of the most diverse breeding shorebirds in the Metropolitan area, including the endangered Piping Plover, Common Tern, Black Skimmer and Oystercatcher. There is a shopping center with numerous restaurants, shops, and grocery stores as well as a candy shop, surf shop, gift shop and a beach bar. The Dug Out is a popular walk-up style joint that is only open during the summertime. The Breezy Point Surf Club is located here as well.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
7°C
A few clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled from 15 May to 15 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

New York Beaches are monitored by the New York City Office of Public Health Engineering. Samples are collected at least once a week from late May (Memorial Day) to early September (Labor Day).

A beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain less than 35 enterococci/ 100ml of water and the single sample result is less than 104 enterococci/100ml.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain more than 35 units enterococci/ 100ml of water or the single sample result is equal to or above 104 enterococci/100ml.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swim Guide's updates New York beaches with information from the NYC.gov Health website for beach water quality. You may also get water quality information from 311. New York also has a text message alert program called "KNOW BEFORE YOU GO."
Text BEACH to 877-877 for real time info.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Breezy Point Reid Avenue

Queens, New York
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
7°C
A few clouds

This is the Jamaica Bay side (northside) of Breezy Point, a quiet beach community located at the western tip of the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. There is a beach access with a parking lot located at the end of Reid Avenue. The beach faces Brooklyn, New York. The Atlantic Ocean is on the southside, which also has numerous beach accesses all along Oceanside Drive as well as between Beach 215th Street and Beach 227th Street. The beach is run by the Breezy Point Cooperative, which owns the entire 500 acre community in which all residents pay the maintenance, security, and community costs associated with keeping this community private. Unlike the urbanized areas of New York, Breezy Point and the Rockaway Peninsula are more peaceful and quiet, having more in common with the Hamptons and Long Island. The beaches on the Breezy Point Peninsula are home to some of the most diverse breeding shorebirds in the Metropolitan area, including the endangered Piping Plover, Common Tern, Black Skimmer and Oystercatcher. There is a shopping center with numerous restaurants, shops, and grocery stores as well as a candy shop, surf shop, gift shop and a beach bar. The Dug Out is a popular walk-up style joint that is only open during the summertime. The Breezy Point Surf Club is located here as well.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled from 15 May to 15 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

New York Beaches are monitored by the New York City Office of Public Health Engineering. Samples are collected at least once a week from late May (Memorial Day) to early September (Labor Day).

A beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain less than 35 enterococci/ 100ml of water and the single sample result is less than 104 enterococci/100ml.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain more than 35 units enterococci/ 100ml of water or the single sample result is equal to or above 104 enterococci/100ml.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swim Guide's updates New York beaches with information from the NYC.gov Health website for beach water quality. You may also get water quality information from 311. New York also has a text message alert program called "KNOW BEFORE YOU GO."
Text BEACH to 877-877 for real time info.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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