Beaches : NYC Parks

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Parks maintains 14 miles of beaches. During beach season, lifeguards are on duty daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through September 8, 2019.Swimming is prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty and in closed sections. Closed sections are marked with signs and/or red flags. All of our beaches are free.

Sign up for Notify NYC, visit the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygienes New York City Area Beaches page for water quality advisories or closures before you head to the beach, or text BEACH to 877-877 to receive real-time opening, closing and water quality information.

Take our Beach Quizto find out which New York City beach is most like you, then plan a visit!

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On Atlantic Ocean, from Ocean Parkway to Corbin Place, Brooklyn(718) 946-1350

This beach next door to Coney Island is popular all summer long, as individuals and families from all over the city come to enjoy the beachs sand and water and to explore the surrounding...

Brighton Beach Details

Ebbitts Street and Cedar Grove Avenue, Staten Island(718) 987-2060

The city's newest beach is a converted oceanfront bungalow colony. This charming beach is smaller and somewhat more tranquil than its neighbors, Midland Beach and South Beach, and is popular...

Cedar Grove Beach Details

On Atlantic Ocean, from W. 37th Street to Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn(718) 946-1350

Iconic Coney Island is bursting with activity throughout the summer and even during the off-season. Walk along the famous boardwalk, ride on amusement rides, enjoy swimming or sunbathing on its...

Coney Island and Coney Island Boardwalk Details

On Atlantic Ocean, Oriental Blvd., from Ocean Avenue to Mackenzie Street, Brooklyn(718) 946-1373

This small, family-friendly beach east of Brighton Beach attracts locals looking for a somewhat calmer beach than its neighbor. Visitors bring full picnic baskets and set up barbecues along the...

Manhattan Beach Details

On Lower New York Bay, from Fort Wadsworth to Miller Field, Midland Beach, Staten Island(718) 987-0709

Midland Beach shares the Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk with neighboring South Beach, and tends to be the somewhat less crowded of the two beaches. The beach's attractions include a playground...

Midland Beach and Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk Details

On Long Island Sound in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx(718) 885-2275

Orchard Beach, Bronx's sole public beach, was proclaimed "The Riviera of New York" when it was created in the 1930s. The 115-acre, 1.1-mile-long beach contains a hexagonal-block...

Orchard Beach and Promenade Details

On Atlantic Ocean, from Beach 9th Street, Far Rockaway, to Beach 149th Street, Neponsit, Queens(718) 318-4000

From surfers to swimmers to the Ramones, everyone wants to "hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach." Rockaway Beach is a year-round resource for residents all along the Rockaway peninsula, and it comes...

Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk Details

On Lower New York Bay, from Fort Wadsworth to Miller Field, Midland Beach, Staten Island

Beachgoers can sunbathe while taking in a lovely view of the Verazzano Bridge, bike through a scenic trail, jog along the boardwalk, kayak, play tennis, or fish off of the Ocean Breeze Fishing...

South Beach Details

On Raritan Bay and Prince's Bay, Holton to Cornelia Avenues, Staten Island(718) 984-8266

Love the ocean but think NYCs beaches are just too chaotic? Wolfes Pond Beach is the citys best-kept secret, a small, calm, and secluded beach thats a perfect retreat...

Wolfe's Pond Beach Details

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