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Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach

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Address: Father Capodanno Boulevard, Ft. Wadsworth To Miller Field, Staten Island, NY
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Nice local boardwalk but go to Sand lane area......

Go to sand Lane area......restaurant, snack bar with ice cream and frozen yogurt. Bathrooms a short walk away. You can see bridge and boat coming into New York. You can also rent... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SprintStang66
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Staten Island, New York
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Staten Island, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Go to sand Lane area......restaurant, snack bar with ice cream and frozen yogurt. Bathrooms a short walk away. You can see bridge and boat coming into New York. You can also rent bicycles of al types and cruise the boardwalk. You could easily spend half the day there between all these thing. Several buses stop right at or near the... More 

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staten Island, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

run, walk, bike, get some fresh air & enjoy the best outside area in SI!!!! ramps for handicapped as well & public rest rooms open till 6pm!!

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Thank danacN301ZK
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

You'll enjoy watching the sun set as you hear the beach waves crashing. You can also visit a concession stand for some food, drinks or treats. Bathrooms were actually quite clean as well. Love coming in the summer when they have fireworks too!

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Thank Kelly M
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Sometimes you just want to get out for a romantic stroll, watching the waves lap the sand and listening to the cry of the gulls without having to fight the traffic all the way to the Jersey shore and back. Take advantage of this gem in our own backyard.

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Thank 265edwardh
New York
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

In summer, a local restauranteur hosted a fireworks show every Wednesday night in the summer. Bands okay and around 9:15, a free fireworks show takes place. It's really fun and festive and perfect for the family.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

We utilize the boardwalk and its extensions on both sides for our walking and getting the fresh ocean air. The length of the boardwalk is about 5 miles. That includes the paved section, next to Miller Fields. Rarely is it crowded, unless you happen to hit some sort of festivity going on. Great at night, when the place become isolated... More 

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New York
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you enjoy the beach this is a very good choice. There is parking and a nice boardwalk with some shops bathrooms etc.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

They've been trying to revitalize this for years with limited success. It should be turned over to a private entity to bring some life back to it. Why they don't have bike rentals here is a shame. Also whats with the Dolphin Statue?

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Thank Extet
Staten Island
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Literally the food stands are so sad it might as well have a therapy office on the boardwalk. There's nothing to do and when there is events the cops block a majority of the Parking and barely handle the increase of traffic. There's one restaurant in the boardwalk. No stores. Nothing fun. The water is disgusting and I'd rather walk... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The FDR boardwalk is a fun day to be near the beach with lots of options. You can ride your bike along the boardwalk and you can continue your ride along the beach-side path past Miller Field. You can also enjoy a nice walk or just grab a seat on a bench and enjoy a nice book.

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