Beaches in the New York and Long Island Area

Every year during the summer months, New York City’s beaches are a favorite recreation destination for locals as well as out-of-towners. The locations of the beaches include the Bronx, North Queens, Brooklyn, Rockaway and Staten Island.

NYC Parks maintains 14 miles of beaches, all of which are open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. 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.

See the Map of the New York City Area Beaches. This map includes
the seven public beaches operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation as well as the thirteen beaches run by private beach clubs.

New York City Area Beaches

  • Brighton Beach Brightwater Ave Brooklyn NY
  • Centerport Beach Little Neck Road Centerport, NY 11721
  • Coney Island Beach Surf Ave at Atlantic Shore Brooklyn NY
  • Jones Beach State Park Ocean Parkway Wantagh, NY 11793
  • Long Beach Located on the Atlantic Ocean
  • Main Beach Ocean Avenue East Hampton, NY 11937
  • Manhattan Beach Atlantic Ocean Brooklyn NY
  • South and Midland Beaches Atlantic Ocean Staten Island NY
  • Robert Moses State Park Long Island Babylon, NY 11072
  • Orchard Beach Long Island Sound Bronx NY
  • Orient Beach State Park Orient, NY 11957
  • Jacob Riis Park Gateway National Recreation Area Rockaway NY
  • Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk On Atlantic Ocean, from Beach 1st St., Far Rockaway, to Beach 149th St., Neponsit
  • Wolfe's Pond Beach and Park On Raritan Bay and Prince's Bay, Holten to Cornelia Avenues Staten Island NY

Seven Best Surfing Beaches

  1. Beach 92nd Street-Rockaway
  2. Lido Beach-Long Beach
  3. Gilgo Beach-Long Island
  4. Sandy Hook-New Jersey
  5. Beach 67th Street-Rockaway
  6. Lincoln Boulevard-Long Beach
  7. National Boulevard-Long Beach

Check out the Northeast SurfCams & Reports before you go. See the Long Island New York Surfline Forecast.

Beach Status

Beach Status for Bronx and North Queens Beaches

Beach Status for Brooklyn and Rockaway Beaches

Beach Status for Staten Island Beaches

Get other detailed information regarding New York City beaches from the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation website.


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