South Beach

Father Capodanno Boulevard & Sand Lane
Sunrise to Sunset (April 1 to December 1)

Rules Prohibit:

  • Swimming, diving, or bathing
  • Rafts or other inflatables
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Littering
  • Smoking
  • Any discharge into water
  • Pets off leash or in the water
  • Open flame
  • Storing personal property
  • Motor vehicles without specific authorization

Location Details

Launch: Yes

Landing: Yes

Site Fee: No

ADA Accessible: Yes

Rental: No

Storage: No

Rest Area: No

Parking: Yes, free

Portage: 80 feet across sand


South Beach

South Beach

South Beach

Nearby Locations

By Car

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

Hazardous Launch/Landing Conditions

Some exposed pilings



Emergency Landing Points

The shoreline of South and Midland beaches.

Nearest Hospitals

Staten Island University Hospital

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