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NYC's Waterfront

Our city has 520 miles of coast. We want to help you make the most of it, with activities, sports, events, and beautiful waterfront parks with amazing views.

Water Safety

Whether you’re swimming or paddling in the water, or biking, fishing, walking, or relaxing nearby, make sure you stay water safe. Make sure there’s a lifeguard present before you get in the water, never leave children unattended, and stay alert and aware of your surroundings.

Read our 10 tips for staying safe on the water.

Things to Do

Sun and swim in our 14 miles of beaches, from the carnival at Coney Island to the quiet of Wolfe’s Pond Beach.

More information about beaches

Explore the open waters by boat. Check out these classes, get information about taking your own boat out, and more.

More information about kayaking and canoeing

Learn about the best spots in NYC to cast your line and get tips on catch and release fishing and getting a fishing license.

More information about fishing

From workouts to kids' games to concerts, we've got plenty of activities you can enjoy along the coastline.

More information about events on the waterfront

Featured Waterfront Parks

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