The People's Beach at Jacob Riis Park

Rockaway Park, New York
Managed by The Swim Guide

This stretch of sandy beach is managed by the National Park Service (NPS). Jacob Riis Park is located at the southwestern end of the Rockaway Peninsula. This is an oceanside beach and many people who visited the park report seeing dolphins. Jacob Riis beach is a clothes-optional beach.

Photo by Ryan Janek Wolowski

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
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Monitoring Frequency

The People's Beach at Jacob Riis Park is not sampled

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

The People's Beach at Jacob Riis Park

Rockaway Park, New York
Managed by The Swim Guide

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

This stretch of sandy beach is managed by the National Park Service (NPS). Jacob Riis Park is located at the southwestern end of the Rockaway Peninsula. This is an oceanside beach and many people who visited the park report seeing dolphins. Jacob Riis beach is a clothes-optional beach.

Photo by Ryan Janek Wolowski

Monitoring Frequency

The People's Beach at Jacob Riis Park is not sampled

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

  Beach Location Water Quality
Breezy Point, New York
Queens, New York
Brooklyn, New York
Rockaway Park, New York
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