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The windswept sands of Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York.Rockaway Beach in Queens is home to New York’s only surf beach.

The largest urban beach in the United States is a haven for surfers in the summer and die-hards in the winter. Immortalized in the 1977 song of the same name by The Ramones, Rockaway Beach was the band’s highest charting single at #66 on the Billboard 100.