New York City isn't all concrete and asphalt—the Park Department maintains some of the most bucolic and beguiling beaches on the Eastern Seaboard, each one free to anyone with a towel and a bathing suit!
Seven and a half miles of Beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Lifeguards are stationed on the beaches from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Visitors enjoy basketball and handball courts, roller-hockey rinks, sitting areas and playgrounds along the boardwalk and adjoining areas. Recent im...
Enjoy sun, fun, food and spectacular views of downtown Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge and great music at the newest Water Taxi Beach along the New York City waterfront. Throw down your towel and soak up some sun on over 20,000 square feet of sand (300 tons), or join a pick ...Governors' Island
Jones Beach State offers 6.5 miles of ocean beach, one-half mile of bay beach for stillwater bathing, and two swimming pools. The Beach also has a two mile boardwalk. Nikon Amphitheater draws big names for concerts throughout the season. Directions: 33 miles from Manhattan...Ocean Parkway
Two and a half miles on the Atlantic Ocean. Crowded but the easiest beach to get to from most parts of New York City. Almost a century before the boardwalk opened along the Atlantic Ocean, Coney Island was on its way to becoming the nation’s most popular pleasure ground. In 18...West 16 Street at Ancestors Circle
The Sandy Hook Unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area offers visitors a blend of historical sites, ocean and bay beaches, swimming, hiking, birding, a spectacular holly forest, naturist areas and other recreation activities. The beach allows dogs, providing they are on a le...
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach have long provided New Yorkers a refuge from the congestion and confinement of city life. Colonized in 1661 by a small Dutch community, the coastal neighborhoods of Middle and South Beach changed little until the l880s. Around tha...Father Capadonno Blvd. (Sand Lane)