We're traveling to some of the most exquisite beach destinations around to help buyers search for their dream homes on the sand. Follow the entire process from start to finish as each episode introduces a prospective buyer and agent and takes us along for the entire journey of their search. And for these Beach Hunters, it's all about location, location, location.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Beach Hunters - Rockaway Beach, Queens - Netflix
Rockaway Beach is a neighborhood on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens. The neighborhood is bounded by Arverne to the east and Rockaway Park to the west. It is named for Rockaway Beach, which is the largest urban beach in the United States, stretching for miles along the Rockaway Peninsula facing the Atlantic Ocean; the beach itself is run and operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. The neighborhood, with 13,000 residents as of 2010, was once known as the “Irish Riviera” because of the large Irish American population in the area.
Beach Hunters - Early 21st century - Netflix
With more and more people moving to the city, the Rockaways became a destination for day trippers. The area appears in New York magazine's 2007 spring travel issue as a place for “male bonding” and to “scuba dive for sunken ships”.
Out-of-towners start to call the beach “Williamsburg on the Rockaways” because some surfers from the Brooklyn neighborhood spend whole summers out in the Rockaways. The community was devastated by Hurricane Sandy in late 2012. Rockaway Beach reconstruction began with Phase One: a $10 million contract provided by the Army Corps of Engineers to restore 600,000 cubic yards of sand along Rockaway Beach in August 2013.The second phase will put nearly three million cubic yards of sand along Beach 19th to Beach 149th streets. Phase Two would be paid by the federal government through the Hurricane Sandy relief bill.
Beach Hunters - References - Netflix