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“Roosevelt Boardwalk a Big Secret!”

Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach
Reviewed 28 May 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 rooms are a bit south of the Sand Lane entrance, where there is also parking. A wide beach, it's dotted with wooded and bushy areas. I hope you like the sun, because there is NO SHADE except at a pavilion with a few seats at the Sand Lane entrance. If you like to fish, walk all the way south (away from the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, which is behind you) and make your way to the new fishing pier, where there are soda machines and working fountains to clean your fish. A real dream-day for sun lovers! Wear a hat! Also, the boardwalk is wheelchair accessible by ramp. And I just remembered that on the other side of the boardwalk (the west side) in a few spots there are park facilities, even a bocce court, when you can keep the kids busy.

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Reviewed 19 April 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 are just fine.

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Reviewed 4 October 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 rising WTC in the distance. Walking out on the beautifully designed fishing pier and talking to the fisherman there is a real treat! Next trip we'll bring our fishing rods! Don't miss this tranquil spot.

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Reviewed 1 June 2013 via mobile

The board walk of FDR is really long and approximately 4 miles in total. I went on Memorial day and due to last year's hurricane sandy most of the streach is under re construction. The beach is so calm and less crowded which allows you to have a peaceful time. I will go again in this summer when the board walk opens up completely.

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

One of our favorite spots - to walk, relax, watch the ocean & the ships, and just chill-out. We are hoping that the boardwalk will be fully-restored (Sandy hit it hard) by Memorial day as we miss our lovely beach/boardwalk spot.

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