Father Capodanno Boulevard & Sand Lane
Lot closes at 11:00 p.m.
Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this kayak launch site is currently closed.
Site Fee: No
ADA Accessible: Yes
Rest Area: No
Parking: Yes, free
Portage: 80 feet across sand
From SI Expressway (278), take Lily Pond Avenue exit and go South to Father Capodanno Boulevard. Turn left at Sand Lane and park or go North on Father Capodanno Boulevard to access northern South Beach Parking Lot.
By Mass Transit
By Bus: S51, S81.
Depending on the skill of the kayaker, South Beach offers direct access to Hoffman and Swimburn islands and even Coney Island or West Bank and Old Orchard lighthouses. A beginner’s paddle would be to go south along the shoreline to Midland Beach or north to Alice Austen House.
Nearby Points of Interest: Fort Wadsworth, Alice Austen House, Midland Beach, Fishing Pier, Boardwalk
No Access Areas
Hazardous Launch/Landing Conditions
Some exposed pilings
Emergency Landing Points
The shoreline of South and Midland beaches.
Staten Island University Hospital