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NYC beaches opening for swimming on Saturday 5/25

Beaches in NYC are open from Memorial Day weekend Saturday 5/25 through September 8, 2024. 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. All of our beaches are free and open to the public.

Beach statuses

Sign up for Notify NYC, 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, or text BEACH to 55676 to receive real-time opening, closing and water quality information.

Our favorite beaches

  • Coney Island in Brooklyn
  • Brighton Beach in Brooklyn
  • Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn
  • Rockaway Beach in Queens

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