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Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach

Father Capodanno Boulevard, Ft. Wadsworth To Miller Field, Staten Island, NY
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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The boardwalk is a lovely place to spend the time walking, jogging, biking. There is ample parking, facilities, lifeguarded beaches in the summer months, playgrounds, ball fields. fountains. Personally enjoy jogging from Miller Field to the Fishing Pier... The boardwalk is need of some repairs, but the Parks Department seems to be trying their best to keep it repaired and... More

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Staten Island, New York
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great place to visit during summer if you live in Staten Island. I don't recommend taking long drives to come see it though.

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It's a decent boardwalk with beautiful views of the water and Verrazano bridge. During Summer on Friday nights, you might even be able to catch the fireworks from across the bay in Coney Island.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I live on Staten Island and enjoy walking, quite awhile ago I discovered the Boardwalk. I most enjoy walking late in the afternoon from the Midland Beach entrance to the very end at Souoth Beach and back again. This walk takes me past the Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier, the Turtle Fountain, South Beach Grill and the chance to say hello... More

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Staten Island, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The boardwalk itself is beautiful and clean. It's not like the typical boardwalk one would expect at a vacation destination with rides, games and shops. It's great for running, walking, bicycle riding, dog walking etc. They do host back to the boardwalk night during July which is a great turnout and lots of fun. There are bathrooms alond the boardwalk... More

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Living in Staten Island I get to use this facility every day. The boardwalk stretches for 2 1/ miles and is well maintained. It is wooden from fort Wadsworth to the war memorial and then concrete to Miller field. It is loaded with parks, ball fields, benches and picnic tables (nearer Miller field). Restroom facilities can be found all along... More

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77 reviews 77 reviews
7 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I love the boardwalk. We live only 5 minutes away and if I wanted could walk it but we usually drive. There's ample parking so no problem there. Whatever your pleasure is you can do it here. Bicycle,running,fishing,sunbathing just sitting and reading its a safe pleasant, enjoyable atmosphere.

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Staten Island, New York
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Looking for a REALLY long boardwalk that's only a bit crowded on the weekends and pretty quiet at other times? Start off at the very beginning at it's north entrance, or a little farther down at Father Capodanno Blvd. and Sand Lane. At the latter point there is a sea food restaurant and a few snack places. Bath and changing... More

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New York, NY
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124 reviews 124 reviews
34 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We love the beach and boardwalk that stretches a long distance.We come to the beach here most weekends during the summer because it's a nice beach/boardwalk and close to home. No big waves here so if we're in the mood for some big wave action we'll head further out to LI but for a quick trip the beaches in SI... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We have just "discovered" Staten Island, though we've passed through it on Route 278 for years. The FDR Boardwalk and the stunning Ocean Breezes Fishing Pier are several of our favorite spots. Few New Yorkers realize how much Staten Island has to offer. The boardwalk offers a scenic walk, with wonderful views of the bay, Verrazano bridge and even the... More

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