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Here's When New York City's Public Beaches Open This Summer

By Julia Bottles | April 28, 2016 5:17pm
 Brighton Beach will open Memorial Day weekend.
Brighton Beach will open Memorial Day weekend.
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NEW YORK CITY — Get ready for some fun in the sun.

All New York City beaches — with two exceptions — will be open from Memorial Day weekend until Sept. 13 after the mayor's budget last year allocated money to keep lifeguards working until after Labor Day.  Cedar Grove and Wolfe's Pond on Staten Island will continue to close the day after Labor Day.

The public beaches will be staffed with lifeguards from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, according to the Parks Department website. Swimming is prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty.

Whether you plan on jumping in the water or strolling the boardwalk, here's a look at where you can go for some sand and sun within the city limits this summer:


Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, Beach 9th Street to Beach 149th Street (Construction is expected to delay the opening of part of the beach this year)


Brighton Beach, from Ocean Parkway to Corbin Place

Coney Island and Coney Island Boardwalk, from West 37th Street to Ocean Parkway

Manhattan Beach, from Ocean Avenue to Mackenzie Street


Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park

Staten Island

Cedar Grove Beach, from Ebbitts Street to Cedar Grove Avenue

Midland Beach and Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk, Ford Wadsworth to Miller Field

South Beach, Ford Wadsworth to Miller Field

Wolfe's Pond Beach, Holton to Cornelia avenues