New York City beaches have closed for the season and will re-open for swimming on Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 27, 2023.
Parks maintains 14 miles of beaches. Beaches are open from Memorial Day weekend through September 11, 2022. During beach season, lifeguards are on duty daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 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. All of our beaches are free and open to the public.
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On Atlantic Ocean, from Ocean Parkway to Corbin Place, Brooklyn
The easternmost section of 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...
Cedar Grove Beach
Ebbitts Street and Cedar Grove Avenue, Staten Island
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...
Coney Island and Coney Island Boardwalk
On Atlantic Ocean, from W. 37th Street to Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn
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...
On Atlantic Ocean, Oriental Blvd., from Ocean Avenue to Mackenzie Street, Brooklyn
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...
Midland Beach and Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk
On Lower New York Bay, from Fort Wadsworth to Miller Field, Midland Beach, Staten Island
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...
Orchard Beach and Promenade
On Long Island Sound in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
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...