Manhattan Beach Park
On Atlantic Ocean, Oriental Blvd., from Ocean Avenue to Mackenzie Street
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 water.
Directions and Parking
Exit 8 off Belt Parkway and follow signs to parking: $6.00 Monday through Friday and $20 weekends and holidays.
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.
This is an accessible beach. Beach mats are available on the east side of the beach, near the picnic tables.
Barbecuing Allowed: Yes (Northeast of promenade, median adjacent to parking lot, and Oriental Boulevard & Hastings Street)
Bicycle and Skate Path: Yes (only permitted from 5:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.)
Boardwalk: Yes (promenade)
Concession Stand: Yes
About NYC Public Beaches
NYC Parks maintains 14 miles of beaches. 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.
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.
Directions to Manhattan Beach Park
- Parks Kicks Off Summer Beach Season In New York City
- DON’T GO POSTAL—GO COASTAL!
- AS THOUGHTS DRIFT TOWARDS WARM WEATHER, PARKS & RECREATION KEEPS ITS EYES ON THE WATER