Rockaway Beach, with 7 miles of sandy beach and Twin Rocks as its sentinel landmark, is one of those coastal towns just waiting to be discovered. Meanwhile, if you want a lazy weekend or vacation enjoying the ocean storms and wonderful walks on the beach, Rockaway is the place for you.
Rockaway's Chamber of Commerce touts their town as "the city that has a 7 mile stretch of beautiful beach that Hawaii would die for! We are a great small town, but big in hospitality and beautiful gift shops, great restaurants and over 500 available motel rooms, vacation homes and other beach rentals of which 90% are beach-front and/or beach view!"
Rockaway enjoys an annual kite festival the third weekend in May, an arts and crafts festival in August, 4th of July fireworks on the beach and an Oktoberfest celebration at the town's wayside. Rockaway, in its small town style, thinks up lots of things to do. But, fear not, if you want to relax and get away from the pressures of the city, this is still the place for you!