August 01, 2013

Kayaking at Rockaway Beach

This will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me, but I LOVE the beach. I love anything that involves sun and water, but especially the beach. I've been to beaches on several continents and some are so amazing they literally took my breath away, but I don't discriminate. I can have an excellent beach day pretty much anywhere. Considering it's close proximity to Manhattan and the ease of hopping on the A train, Rockaway Beach is pretty great. I've been a regular at Rockaway every summer since moving to the city, but this was my first time heading over to Jamaica Bay.

Our starting point

My friend and I got a killer deal (FREE!) on an afternoon tandem kayak rental from Rockaway Jet Ski. The weather was perfect last Saturday and we set off on what I called a romantic date between two friends, hilarious I know. I was bummed out that we didn't bring any water friendly camera equipment, but you can't win them all. So apologies for the generic photos.

Not us, but you can imagine....

The lovely Rockaway Beach
Horseshoe crab

 I would absolutely recommend this trip to anyone who likes the outdoors, physical activities, wildlife, and general awesomeness. It's not a strenuous workout if the water is calm (unlike my sea kayaking experience in Thailand) but definitely more exercise than laying on the beach.
Bayside of 92nd Beach Street 
Rating- out of 5 Sweatbands 
Studio- n/a
Instructor- n/a
Sweat Factor- depends on conditions
Amenities- n/a
Pricing- 5

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