Great Kills makes up a substantial area of Staten Island’s eastern shore, bordered by Oakwood, Richmondtown, Arden Heights, and Eltingville. Great Kills cannot be talked about without mentioning Great Kills Harbor. The harbor is home to three prominent yacht clubs and several exclusive restaurants. Great Kills Park is actually part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, and offers beaches, sports fields, fishing, and bird-watching areas. This is a great place to be if you own a boat or thinking of owning a boat in the near future. Great Kills also has fairly busy commercial strips along Amboy Road and Hylan Boulevard that provide local food and shops. Education options here are P.S. 8, P.S. 32, and I.S. 24. Transportation routes include numerous local and express buses, as well as a stop on the Staten Island Railway.
Restaurants and Entertainment in Great Kills
1. Cole's Dock Side 369 Cleveland Avenue Eatery with bar, deck, and views of the harbor marina, serving casual seafood, meats, and pasta.
Grocery Stores and Supermarkets Near Great Kills
1. Stop & Shop 4343 Amboy Road
2. Top Tomato 4045 Amboy Road
3. Nova Food Market 4060 Hylan Boulevard
Parks Near Great Kills
1. Great Kills Park Hylan Boulevard Great Kills Park is known for its four beaches, New Dorp Beach, Cedar Grove Beach, Oakwood Beach, and Fox Beach. Family fun for all ages! Other areas surrounding Great Kills Park include Oakwood. For more information about park events, visit www.nycparks.org/parks/great-kills-park or call (718) 987-6729.
2. Wolfe’s Pond Park 420 Cornelia Avenue This multifunctional park has a beach, dog park, a soccer field, hockey field, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, and much more! It’s one of the largest parks on Staten Island! Other areas surrounding Wolfe’s Pond Park include Huguenot, Annadale, Arden Heights, Great Kills, Eltingville, Prince’s Bay, Rossville, and Woodrow. For more information about park events, visit www.nycparks.org/parks/wolfes-pond-park or call (718) 984-8266.
3. Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve 83 Nielson Avenue This 265-acre nature preserve is the only state park on Staten Island. It contains a range of unique habitats, such as wetlands, ponds, sand barrens, spring fed streams, and woodlands. Other areas that surround Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve include Annadale, Arden Heights, and Great Kills. For more information about park events, visit www.nysparks.com/166/details.aspx or call (718) 967-1976.