the blue bungalow


Take the A/S to Rockaway Park for sun, sand and ice-cold brews.

August 3, 2009

By Jaime Jordan Photographs by Lizz Kuehl

“In search of something a bit more quaint, we hit The Blue Bungalow (165 Beach 116th St between Ocean Promenade and Rockaway Beach Blvd; 718-318-4663), a soothing refuge from the seashore. Co-owner Liz Smith-Breslin stocks a variety of handmade or one-of-a-kind beachy souvenirs, including sand-dollar earrings, flip-flop necklaces and signs made of weathered beach wood bearing platitudes like MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE A SHELL IN YOUR POCKET AND SAND IN YOUR SHOES. Add AND A BEER IN YOUR HAND and you’ll have Rockaway down pat.”