Note: this page has not been updated for 2020. For current information, please visit nycgovparks.org. 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