I can't believe how much the beach across from Kew Gardens has evolved over the last 15 years. I remember a time when my toddler and I would play on huge boulders with his small truck. Then, they started to rejuvenate the area with plants. Then they played with the shape of the shore to create little bays. Last time I checked, there were even more little bays all over Kew Beach, and medium size boulders had been added. They seemed to attract several breeds of ducks and they create a more intimate feeling for the visitors in the summer. There are many pebbles on this beach. Very often during the summer, you can see a huge rock labyrinth created by local artists on the eastern part of Kew Beach. The boardwalk ends 20 minutes farther east at Balmy Beach, a more intimate beach. In the western part by the boardwalk, chances are you'll see odd towers of rocks defying gravity, left by more anonymous artists. If you walk 15 minutes towards the west from Kew Beach, you reach Woodbine Beach, wider and with finer sand.