East Rockaway is a village in Nassau County, New York. Nassau County is less than 20 miles from Times Square, the "Crossroads of the World," easily reached by car or the Long Island Rail Road, and less than a half-hour ride from LaGuardia, Kennedy and MacArthur airports. Come enjoy our acres of beautiful white sand beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and miles of rugged coastline on the tranquil Long Island Sound. And in-between, discover our charming villages and downtowns, fascinating and kid-friendly museums, world-class shopping, top-notch hotels and restaurants, scenic hiking trails, picturesque public gardens, bike paths, swimming, surfing, boating and fishing. Plus, there are plenty of free and near-free events and attractions all year long. All this just a quick trip from Manhattan or from the east via the ferries from Connecticut.