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169 Breezy Point Blvd, Breezy Point, NY 11697
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Brighton BeachNew York City Subway52 min
Sheepshead BayNew York City Subway55 min
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Al S wrote a review Sep 2020
Bronx, New York7 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautiful park, though the NPS employees there are Mall Cop-tier chuds, specifically "Ben". He blocked our car with his tractor to prevent us from leaving before the police arrived because we apparently parked illegally. His behavior was both unprofessional and illegal -- much more illegal than parking incorrectly.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Tricia S wrote a review Oct 2019
Boca Raton, Florida85 contributions27 helpful votes
Lovely to walk through and see the beauty of the ocean. The “road” was badly damaged by Hurricane sandy, but it still has that raw, rugged beauty. Worth a visit for a walk and a sit by the ocean. Don’t swim, as there are no lifeguards in this area.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Elise G wrote a review Aug 2019
Hudson River Valley, New York513 contributions36 helpful votes
What a great find! We went on a weekday in the summer. Thankfully, we found a spot on the road to park. We noticed tickets on cars who were in the lots without a permit. The walk was lovely. My sense is that the walk is a deterrent for many, as the distance keeps people away. Fewer people = more peaceful crowd. What I appreciated so much about the people there, was that they were all so respectful. It was great to see so many women (of all ages, shapes and sizes), feeling comfortable enough with themselves that they were topless. As an older woman, that was inspirational to observe. It was quite wavy, keeping me from fully submerging in the water. Areas were fenced off to protect certain species of birds that were nesting. Aside from the time at the beach itself, we did a little poking around. There is much history to these grounds. Next time I go to Fort Tilden Beach, I hope to bring my bicycle, so that I could do more exploring around the grounds.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Peter F wrote a review Jul 2018
Staten Island, New York1,578 contributions396 helpful votes
The old Fort Tilden is now a recreational area near Riis Beach. It is a great place to bike ride but there is no parking available.
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Date of experience: July 2018
Lumos586 wrote a review Oct 2017
Connecticut345 contributions58 helpful votes
What a great way to re-use old military land. This is a perfect lovely beach to go for a walk on a sunny autumn day.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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