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Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

Beaches

Coney Island and Coney Island Boardwalk

On Atlantic Ocean, from W. 37th Street to Ocean Parkway
(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 nearly three miles of sandy beaches, or check out the courts for beach volleyball, handball, and basketball. Too chilly out to swim? Check out the New York Aquarium, the Abe Stark Ice Skating Rink, or the MCU Park (formerly KeySpan Park) baseball stadium where you can see the Brooklyn Cyclones play ball.

Directions and Parking

Directions

Directions via Google Maps

Parking

Metered street parking

Beach Hours

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.

Beach Rules

Download Brighton Beach & Coney Island Beach Rules (PDF, 20KB)

Accessibility Symbol This is an accessible beach. Beach mats are available at West 33 Street, Stillwell Avenue, West 5th Street, Brighton 2nd Street, and Brighton 6th Street.

Amenities

Boardwalk: Yes (closed 1:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m.)
Concession Stand: Yes

Brighton Beach

On Atlantic Ocean, from Ocean Parkway to Corbin Place
(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 explore the surrounding neighborhood, known as “Little Odessa” for its Eastern European shops and restaurants.

New Brighton Comfort Station
Visit our New Brighton Comfort Station page for more information about this potential project.

Directions and Parking

Directions

Directions via Google Maps

Parking

Metered street parking

Beach Hours

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.

Beach Rules

Download Brighton Beach & Coney Island Beach Rules (PDF, 20KB)

Accessibility Symbol This is an accessible beach.

Amenities

Surf Beach: Yes.Bicycle and Skate Path: Yes (only permitted from 5:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.)
Concession Stand: Yes

New York City beaches have closed for the season, and will reopen Memorial Day weekend.

About NYC Public Beaches

NYC 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.

Safety

Water Quality Advisories or Closures - 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.

Water & Sun Safety - The do's and don'ts of water safety

Rip Currents - Safety tips and information provided by The National Weather Service regarding the dangers of rip currents.

Directions to Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

Know Before You Go

BeachesConey Island and Coney Island Boardwalk

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.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2014

Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk Weather

  • Wed
    Chance Rain
    70°F
  • Thu
    Slight Chc Rain
    69°F
  • Fri
    Sunny
    68°F
  • Sat
    Rain Likely
    72°F

7-day forecast

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