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: $7.00 Monday through Friday and $22.00 weekends and holidays. The parking lot is only open during beach season.
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
New York City beaches have closed for the season, and will re-open to swimming on May 23, 2020.
About NYC Public Beaches
NYC Parks maintains 14 miles of beaches. Beaches are open from Memorial Day weekend through September 8, 2019. 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.
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Rip Currents - Safety tips and information provided by The National Weather Service regarding the dangers of rip currents.
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