Know Before You Go
Getting there by Public TransportationTake the #2 Train to the last stop, Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College. Come upstairs and transfer to the Q35 Bus, which stops right in front of the Payless Shoe Store. (Note that other buses also stop there!) Tell the driver that you will be getting off at the last stop before the bridge.Getting there by CarTake the Belt Parkway or another route to Flatbush Avenue, heading out towards Rockaway. Just before the toll plaza for the Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge, make a left onto Aviation Road and you will come to the parking area.
There are no signs pointing toward the area and it is not on the map to the Park Entrance area across the street from the Floyd Bennett Parking lot. If you go to Fishing beach there is a fence and it is on the other side. You can park at Floyd Bennett/Rest Stop but you have to cross the highway to the other side and walk where it says Park Entrance all the way to the end to reach Glass Bottle Beach. You can walk straight or turn all the paths lead to Glass Bottle Beach which is located in Dead Horse Bay. Tours stop here for those interested.