Rockaway Beach benefitted from a sand replenishment effort in the spring which allowed beach-goers to enjoy a stretch of beach that had been closed in 2018. Much less under the radar is the state of the Riis Park beach from approximately Bay 6 through Bay 3. This photo by Jennifer Lang offers a dramatic view of how the ocean runs all the way to the Riis boardwalk. Although jetties are scheduled to be erected in Rockaway and help with storm protection, this “back door” remains a threat.
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