Call 911 to report an emergency. Lifeguards are not on duty.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert
New York City beaches are currently closed for sports, barbecues or large gatherings. New York City beaches are open for swimming.
- Only swim when lifeguards are on duty between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Swimming is prohibited at all other times.
- Visit the beach only with members of your immediate household
- Keep 6 feet of distance of others while swimming and on beaches and boardwalks
- Keep beach blankets and chairs at least 10 feet apart from others
- Wear a mask when unable to maintain social distance and in bathrooms
- Refrain from group activities
- Obey all posted signs
- Not leave children unattended near water
Bathroom facilities are open, staffed, and cleaned multiple times a day.
The City will add fencing to control entry points. Access will be further restricted if social distancing or no-swim rules are not observed.
You can get information about New York City beaches including locations, rules, seasons, and status.
During beach season, lifeguards are on duty daily from 10 AM to 6 PM. You are allowed to swim only when lifeguards are on duty. Never swim in closed sections of the beach. Closed sections are marked with signs or red flags.
During the off-season, you can sit, stroll, or jog on beaches, but you cannot swim or wade in the water.