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Sunbathers and swimmers fill the beach at Rockaway Beach

Parks maintains 14 miles of beaches, all of which are open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. During beach season, lifeguards are on duty daily, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Swimming is prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty and in closed sections. Closed sections are marked with signs and/or red flags.

Rockaway Beach Restoration

Visit the Rockaway Beach Restoration page for more information about plans for long-term protection for Rockaway.

Beach Statuses

Visit the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s New York City Area Beaches page for water quality advisories or closures before you head to the beach.

What Beach
Are You?

Take our interactive quiz and find out which of the eight beaches operated by NYC Parks fits you best.

Brighton Beach This is an accessible beach

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

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

Brighton Beach Details

Cedar Grove Beach This is an accessible beach

Ebbitts Street and Cedar Grove Avenue, Staten Island
(718) 351-6387

The city's newest beach is a converted oceanfront bungalow colony. This charming beach with its clear views of the Manhattan Bridge is smaller and somewhat more tranquil than its neighbors,...

Cedar Grove Beach Details

Coney Island and Coney Island Boardwalk This is an accessible beach

This beach has service changes. Details
Portions of the boardwalk are closed to reconstruct the street ends of Brighton 2nd Street and West 33rd Street in Coney Island, Brooklyn in order to provide new ADA compliant ramps to the boardwalk, sitting areas, new planted areas and lighting.

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

Manhattan Beach This is an accessible beach

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

Midland Beach and Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk This is an accessible beach

This beach has service changes. Details
The Midland Beach Entry Plaza will create a new public open space that will connect the community, boardwalk, promenade and beach. A decorative fountain with cascading waves of water will provide a focal point for the entrance to the beach promenade. In the central space of the plaza there will be a pattern of colored pavements with a series of interactive spray showers that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. The entry plaza will also provide new drinking fountains, benches and colorful native plantings. A 104-space parking area, designed to include sustainable practices, will collect stormwater in a series of inter-connected rain gardens. The gardens will filter the water to an underground detention system that will recharge the groundwater. This work will take place on the land located at Father Capodanno Blvd & Seaview Ave in Midland Beach.

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

Orchard Beach and Promenade This is an accessible beach

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

Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk This is an accessible beach

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

South Beach This is an accessible beach

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

Wolfe's Pond Beach This is an accessible beach

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

Wolfe's Pond Beach Details

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