We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Staten Island, NY

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 13 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Fishing,The Fort, south beach and Bridge provide great views

Plenty to do along the narrows in Staten island, go to the Fort where you can take photos of the old fort, the narrows, brooklyn and the city. Watch the ships sale in and out of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jaime O
,
Staten Island
Add Photo Write a Review

13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 11: English reviews
Staten Island
Level Contributor
41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty to do along the narrows in Staten island, go to the Fort where you can take photos of the old fort, the narrows, brooklyn and the city. Watch the ships sale in and out of port. Grab a fishing pole and fish on the south beach pier or go to the beach for the day. Plenty to do but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jaime O
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
182 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

A walk along any beach fronting on the Narrows is well worth it. The views are great in all directions. Try to view it at night when the bridge and the Battery section of Manhattan are lit up.

Helpful?
1 Thank Thomas W
Level Contributor
21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

The panoramic view of this beautiful place needs to be seen in person ! The photograph shown is from the even more historic Ft. Wadsworth, where a relaxing day can be highlighted with this same photo op. One of New York's best kept secrets as a tourist attraction !

Helpful?
Thank P J G
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
332 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I think that the best view of the Narrows between Brooklyn and Staten Island is from the decks of the Queen Mary 2. We sailed under the bridge during dinner on June 3 heading out toward the Atlantic Ocean. I snapped photos as best I could from the Britannia Dining Room on the upper level deck 3. I'm posting a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Linda C
Staten Island, New York, United States
Level Contributor
74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The best spot for photos and just an overall view is at Fort Wadsworth lookout which is to the left of the V-Z Bridge.

Helpful?
Thank Laura T
Staten Island, New York
Level Contributor
389 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Narrows between Staten Island and Brooklyn are spectacular in their own way. You can enjoy them from a great vantage point in Fort Wadsworth, another view is from the Boardwalk in South Beach or from the Alice Austen Museum at the base of Hylan Boulevard. There is also a great vantage point in Von Briesen's Park. However the foliage... More 

Helpful?
Thank bbbob84
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
281 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great place to hang out on the spring/ early summer. Watch the boats go by and enjoy. Brooklyn side is nice too, Better Pizza on that side.

Helpful?
Thank TXJeffro
Staten Island, New York
Level Contributor
80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Narrows is located under the Verrazano Bridge span which was built in the mid-1960's. The best view is from the shores of Ft. Wadsworth or the Alice Austen House in Rosebank, Staten Island, New York. If one is lucky, you can see the huge new cruise ships coming in or going out to sea. Across the way is Ft.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank evefrSI
Clarksville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
721 reviews
277 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 612 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A lovely day in Staten Island looking over the Narrows from Fort Wadsworth with the Verrazano Bridge in the background. Didn't spend too much time here as it was getting late. Manhattan can be viewed from this spot. Lots of history here.

Helpful?
2 Thank MaryannF650
Staten Island, New York
Level Contributor
49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This out of the way place has been around Staten Island for a great many years and is really valued by the repeat patrons that have been attending it for all those years. A warm place to have a drink with friends or a nice, well prepared meal.

Helpful?
Thank BillLaCurtisStatenIs

Travelers who viewed The Narrows also viewed

 
Staten Island, NY
 

Been to The Narrows? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Narrows staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?