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Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach

Beaches

South Beach

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

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 Pier, one of the city's most popular. A park on the beach designed especially for seniors contains chess tables, benches, and bocce courts. The beach's Fountain of Dolphins is a popular stop on any tour of the boardwalk.

Directions and Parking

Directions

Directions via Google Maps

Parking

Free parking lots

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 South Beach Rules (PDF 20KB)

Accessibility Symbol This is an accessible beach. Beach mats are available at Jefferson Avenue & Father Capodanno Boulevard.

Amenities

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

Midland Beach and Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk

On Lower New York Bay, from Fort Wadsworth to Miller Field, Midland Beach
(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 and courts for tennis and shuffleball, as well as a sea turtle fountain for children.

Directions and Parking

Directions

Directions via Google Maps

Parking

Free parking lots

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 Midland Beach Rules (PDF 20KB)

Accessibility Symbol This is an accessible beach. Beach mats are available at Jefferson Avenue & Father Capodanno Boulevard.

Amenities

Barbecuing Allowed: Yes (Midland Avenue and Lincoln Avenue)
Bicycle and Skate Path: Yes (only permitted from 5:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.)
Boardwalk: Yes (closed 9:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m.)

About NYC Public Beaches

NYC Parks maintains 14 miles of beaches, all of which are open from Memorial Day weekend through Sunday, September 13. 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.

Be WaterSafe - 10 Tips to Stay Water Safe in New York

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

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