The next time you wake up to an irresistable day, convince your boss that you are under the weather and head out to the beach. If you have a conscience, try cooling off with a quick dip at an indoor or outdoor pool instead. To find the pool nearest you, view our listings or call 1-800-201-PARK. Pools are FREE.
For information on pools in the outer boroughs, click here.
Outdoor Pools are open to the public from Thursday, July 2nd to Labor Day. General hours of operation are 11AM-7PM.
Indoor Pools are open to the public year round. General hours of operation are 11AM-7PM.
Most of these beaches are open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day with lifeguards on duty from 10am to 6pm.
Take the LIRR (718-217-5477) from Penn Station, Flatbush Avenue (Brooklyn), Woodside, Jamaica, or Mineola station to the following locations:
Robert Moses State Park 875 acres - approximately 5 miles of ocean beach. Babylon Station. (516-669-0449)
Jones Beach Not only a beach, but also a theater! 2,400 acre park with a six mile stretch of ocean beach. Freeport Station. (516-785-1600)
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk Seven and a half miles on the Atlantic Ocean from Beach 1st Street, Far Rockaway to Beach 149th Street, Neponsit, Queens. The easiest way to get there is to take the A Subway to Rockaway Park. (718-318-4000)
South Beach, Midland Beach, Franklin D. Roosevelt BoardwalkTwo and a half miles on Lower New York Bay from Fort Wadsworth to Miller Field, Nwew Dorp. The easiest way to get there is to take the #51 Bus from the ferry terminal. (South Beach: 718-816-6804, Midland Beach:718-987-0709)
Wolfe's Pond Beach On Raritan Bay and Prince's Bay, Holton to Cornelia Aves. (718-984-8266)
Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk Two and a half miles on the Atlantic Ocean, from West 37th Street to Corbin Place in Brooklyn. The easiest way to get there is to take the B, D, F or N Subway to Coney Island. (718-946-1350) There tends to be lots of litter on this beach.
Manhattan Beach Park A quarter of a mile on the Atlantic Ocean, from Ocean Avenue toMackenzie Street in Brooklyn. (718-946-1373)
Orchard Beach and PromenadeOne and a quarter miles on Long Island Sound in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx. The easiest way to get there is to take the #6 Subway to Pelham Bay Park. (718-885-2275)
Long Beach One mile on Peconic Bay. Admission fee of $5 from 9am to 4pm; kids 13 and under get in for free. (516-431-1021)