Memorial Day weekend marks the official start of beach season in the City. Head to Brighton Beach and Coney Island to people-watch; Rockaway Beach to surf; and Orchard Beach to observe Pelham Bay Park’s range of wildlife. Lifeguards are on duty daily (10am–6pm) from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. NOTE: For summer 2018, sections of Rockaway Beach will be closed from Beach 91st Street to Beach 96th Street and Beach 98th Street to Beach 102nd Street.
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South Beach. Photo: Marley White