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Summer has arrived — and New York City has 14 miles of public beaches for fun in the sun.
Beaches maintained by the city’s Parks Department are open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. No swimming is allowed unless lifeguards are on duty, which is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during beach season.
Be sure to check out if there are any water quality advisories, courtesy of the Health Department, before going to the beach. You can also sign up for alerts about your local beach and text BEACH to 877-877 to get real-time opening, closing and water quality information.
If you want to avoid the sand, check out our map of New York City’s free outdoor pools.
New York City’s public beaches:
Coney Island and Coney Island Boardwalk
— Located along the Atlantic Ocean, from West 37th Street to Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn
— As of June 2014, portions of the boardwalk are closed for construction
— For more information, call 718-946-1350 or click here — Beach rules are here
Midland Beach and Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk
— Located on Lower New York Bay, from Fort Wadsworth to Miller Field on Staten Island
— Work is currently being completed on the land located at Father Capodanno Boulevard and Seaview Avenue in Midland Beach
— For more information, call 718-987-0709 or click here
— Beach rules are here
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
— Located along the Atlantic Ocean from Beach 9th Street in Far Rockaway to Beach 149th Street in Neponsit, Queens
— As part of replenishment work, small sections of the beach may be closed. Fore more information, visit the Army Corps’ New York Districtwebsite
— Installation of berms and other service changes have caused some access points to close. For updated access points to the beach, clickhere
— For more information, call 718-318-4000 or click here
— Beach rules here
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