15. It's a small town with big Irish pride.
14. With great waterside dining.
13. Tacos. period.
11. ...and whales.
10. Where starfish clips are an essential accessory
9. and there's beach volleyball every Wednesday night.
8. Rockaway Beach has the best sun-rises
7. ..and sunsets.
6. There is always a beach party to attend.
5. It's the only place you can actually surf, right outside Manhattan.
4. It's not quite the hamptons, but the homes are not so far off.
3. It has a killer boardwalk and some great boardwalk bars.
2. It's the hottest beach in NYC since 1934.
1. So great, the Ramones even wrote a song about it.
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