Fort Tilden is located on Far Rockaway Beach Blvd. NY, NY and is part of Gateway National Recreation Area. Whats makes this beach crazy unique is that it offers a mixture of decommissioned military structures, natural areas, beautiful beaches (un-lifeguarded), trails, fishing, surfing, and more.
Fort Tilden was established during WWI in 1917 and remained an Army installation until 1974 when it was decommissioned and turned over to the National Park Service. What's super awesome is that
two non-profits have transformed the abandoned military buildings into a haven for the arts. The Rockaway Artist Alliance offers classes and exhibitions in their gallery spaces located in buildings T-6 and T-7, and the Rockaway Theatre Company offers live theater productions at the historic Post Theater!
Guarantee not many beaches have the wide-ranging assets that Fort Tilden has <3
OH! One last important note... there seem to be many folks who feel enough at home at Ft. Tilden that they forget their tops or bottoms or both ;) Just FYI.