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15 Things You Need To Know About Rockaway Beach, NY

Rockaway Beach: It's not just a place, it's a lifestyle.

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15. It's a small town with big Irish pride.

Rockaway St. Patrick's Day...it's probably beats every other St. Patrick's Day celebration anywhere else.
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Rockaway St. Patrick's Day

...it's probably beats every other St. Patrick's Day celebration anywhere else.

14. With great waterside dining.

Pull your boat right up to Bungalow Bar (yes, from Bar Rescue.) The perfect brunch spot (and best place to party at night.)
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Pull your boat right up to Bungalow Bar (yes, from Bar Rescue.) The perfect brunch spot (and best place to party at night.)

13. Tacos. period.

The BEST fish tacos @ Rockaway Taco
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The BEST fish tacos @ Rockaway Taco

12. There are occasional run-ins with seals

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11. ...and whales.

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10. Where starfish clips are an essential accessory

All the girls in Rockaway wear starfish clips in their hair, a true beach-girl accessory.
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All the girls in Rockaway wear starfish clips in their hair, a true beach-girl accessory.

9. and there's beach volleyball every Wednesday night.

Rockaway Beach Volleyball League
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Rockaway Beach Volleyball League

8. Rockaway Beach has the best sun-rises

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7. ..and sunsets.

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6. There is always a beach party to attend.

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5. It's the only place you can actually surf, right outside Manhattan.

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4. It's not quite the hamptons, but the homes are not so far off.

(fyi, it's actually the exact opposite end of Montauk.)
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(fyi, it's actually the exact opposite end of Montauk.)

3. It has a killer boardwalk and some great boardwalk bars.

Caracas, Rippers and Low Tide Bar - The perfect place to grab a lobster roll, burger, elote or frozen sangria while listening to a live band.
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Caracas, Rippers and Low Tide Bar - The perfect place to grab a lobster roll, burger, elote or frozen sangria while listening to a live band.

2. It's the hottest beach in NYC since 1934.

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1. So great, the Ramones even wrote a song about it.

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