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New York City beaches will re-open to swimming on May 26, 2018.

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Sunbathers and swimmers fill the beach at Rockaway Beach

New York City beaches will re-open to swimming on May 26, 2018.

Parks maintains 14 miles of beaches, which open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. During beach season, lifeguards are on duty daily, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Swimming is prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty and in closed sections. Closed sections are marked with signs and/or red flags.

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Beach Statuses

Sign up for Notify NYC , visit the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s New York City Area Beaches  page for water quality advisories or closures before you head to the beach, or text BEACH to 877-877 to receive real-time opening, closing and water quality information.

Be Safe in the Sun and Water

Protect your skin when you’re on the go! Apply sunscreen before you go, and re-apply frequently. This summer Parks are offering free sunscreen at each of our city’s beaches.

Stay safe near and in the water. Here are 10 Tips to Stay Water Safe in New York City.

What Beach Are You?

Take the Beach Quiz to find out which New York City beach is most like you, then plan a visit!

 

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