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: Rockaway Beach will be closed from Beach 86th Street to Beach 110th Street early in the season for sand-dredging operations; the surf beach from Beach 87th Street to Beach 91st Street will also be closed.
South Beach. Photo: Marley White