City Beaches Open for the Summer

Coney Island, along with the City’s other public beaches, opens for Memorial Day weekend. Image Credit: NYC Parks/ Malcolm Pinckney

This past weekend, City beaches opened for swimming for the summer. From May 27 to September 10, 2023, swimming is permitted when lifeguards are on duty from 10 AM to 6 PM, and prohibited when lifeguards are off duty. All beaches are free and open to the public.

The City’s beaches include Orchard Beach in the Bronx, Coney Island and Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn, Rockaway Beach in Queens , and South Beach, Cedar Grove Beach, Wolfe’s Pond Beach and Midland Beach in Staten Island. The beaches combined stretch for about 14 miles. For more information about the beaches, click here.

Prior to visiting a beach, New Yorkers can visit this page or text BEACH to 55676 to receive updates about openings, closings, and water quality information. 

The City’s outdoor public pools will reopen for the summer on June 29, 2023. Outdoor pools are open from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 7:PM. Indoor pools are open year-round. For more information about the City’s public pools, click here. For water safety tips, click here.

By: Veronica Rose (Veronica is the CityLaw fellow and a New York Law School graduate, Class of 2018.)



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