Breezy Point is a gorgeous neighborhood in Queens, on the western end of the Rockaway peninsula. This neighborhood is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Jamaica Bay and features a large and magnificent beach. Walking down Rockaway Point Boulevard is itself like walking down a beach with power lines, as sand takes the place of sidewalk along the main public road of this neighborhood.
The homes bordering Rockaway Point Boulevard are beautiful and imposing single family homes, typically with many landings. Streets going into the neighborhood are generally gated and not open to the public, although they are not gated against pedestrian traffic. You can walk right from Rockaway Point Boulevard through the dunes and onto the beach for a walking experience unlike any you typically expect in New York.
Sandy paths through the dunes also provide you with all kinds of exploration opportunities. The land on Breezy Point tip is undeveloped, so by walking to the end of Rockaway Point you can enjoy a truly natural experience.
Walking down the generally treeless and sandy roads of Breezy Point is not always the ideal strolling experience. There is not much in the way of sidewalks, and the treeless streets expose you to the glaring sun in the summertime and give you nothing to break up the cold winds in the winter time.
While there is a cute little sports field in this area with lots of grassy space, for the best walking experience there's no question that it is worth heading towards the beach. Lots of scrubland and dunes between the neighborhood and the ocean will give you a natural experience of walking even if you don't want to be right on the beach. Once you get to the beach, you have almost unlimited exploration opportunities and can enjoy throwing a ball with your dog or doing any other pleasurable beach activities. In the summer your dog may even enjoy swimming in the ocean as well as romping along the beaches here.
While roads in the neighborhood itself are generally narrow, without sidewalks, and not the most pleasant to walk upon, the extensive natural spaces surrounding the neighborhood provide you with plenty of wonderful places to explore with your dog. Natural areas around the neighborhood on all sides form a barrier between the neighborhood and the beach. You will enjoy walking through these natural shrubland areas with your dog, and will of course also enjoy walking along the beach on nice days.
You have a great chance of seeing all kinds of interesting wildlife in this diverse natural habitat. Especially at dawn or dusk, you have a great chance of seeing raccoons foraging along the ocean, and of course, you may always see ocean wildlife like dolphins in the water. There isn't much tree cover to block the wind on cold days, so walking in this area is best during the summer.