Beaches Open Across NYC

May 31, 2010 Updated: May 31, 2010

The city opened all of its 21 public and private beaches over the Memorial Day weekend, and they will remain open until Labor Day, Sept. 1.

Swimming is permitted between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. with lifeguards present. The Midland Beach, South Beach, and Wolfe’s Pond Beach have opened in Staten Island. The Brighton Beach, Coney Island, and Manhattan Beach are now open in Brooklyn. Orchard Beach is open in the Bronx, and Rockaway Beach is open in Queens.

“Swimming is a great way to get exercise while staying cool in the summer,” said New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley.

He added that New Yorkers should not dive into the water where it's not specifically permitted.