Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Bayswater Point State Park

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1479 Point Breeze place
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Latitude 40.612817900499998
Longitude -73.772552933300005

Bayswater Point State Park comprises 12 acres at the tip of a peninsula in the Rockaways that juts out into the Mott Basin on the eastern shore of Jamaica Bay. The terrain is varied and includes beachfront, wetlands and woodlands. This diversity helps make it an ideal habitat for migrating and nesting birds. The goal of this park is to preserve the existing natural systems, and if feasible, restore what has been lost. Passive recreation, such as hiking and nature study, are encouraged.

Prohibited in all parks and facilities.

Hours of Operation

  • Open daily, year round. 9 am - sunset.
  • Activities/Features: Picnicking, Bird Watching, Trails.
    Permits available for private events. $30 permit fee plus donation.
  • Fishing in Jamaica Bay: 9 am - 7 pm, daily through September.

Fees & Rates

Park use fees vary by facility. A list of park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

For film and commercial photo shoots, including wedding photography and student shoots, please contact Lillian Lee at 212 866-3100.

  • Private Event Permit
  • $30 permit fee plus donation

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking