Best beaches in New York

Check out the top beaches in New York, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. East River State Park
1. East River State Park
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88 local reviews
90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 718-782-2731
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Victoria
Beach is a bit of a stretch, ok a big stretch. But there is a strip of sand that lines the water front, with e…
Seth
"Hipster beach", it's called. This waterfront park offers incredible views of Manhattan that go on forever. A …
April
A Brooklyn beach with the best view of the Manhattan skyline!! Plus the food truck klatch Smorgasburg operates…
1. East River State Park
1. East River State Park
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88 local reviews
90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 718-782-2731
Victoria
Victoria
Beach is a bit of a stretch, ok a big stretch. But there is a strip of sand that lines the water front, with excellent views of Manhattan.
Seth
Seth
"Hipster beach", it's called. This waterfront park offers incredible views of Manhattan that go on forever. A must-visit.
April
April
A Brooklyn beach with the best view of the Manhattan skyline!! Plus the food truck klatch Smorgasburg operates here in the summer. So fun an…
2. Coney Island
2. Coney Island
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116 local reviews
Coney Island, Brooklyn
NeighborhoodPolitical
JoAnne
Coney Island is Brooklyn history at it's most authentic. After you've had enough of quaint, tree-lined street…
Alice
One of New York's most famous destinations, the Coney Island boardwalk, beach and amusement park make for a gr…
Kim
Coney Island claims it's the birthplace of the hotdog. It's a neighborhood on the southernmost point of Brookl…
2. Coney Island
2. Coney Island
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116 local reviews
Coney Island, Brooklyn
JoAnne
JoAnne
Coney Island is Brooklyn history at it's most authentic. After you've had enough of quaint, tree-lined streets & historic architecture of P…
Alice
Alice
One of New York's most famous destinations, the Coney Island boardwalk, beach and amusement park make for a great day. Thrill seekers may ri…
Kim
Kim
Coney Island claims it's the birthplace of the hotdog. It's a neighborhood on the southernmost point of Brooklyn. They have an amusement are…
3. New York Aquarium
3. New York Aquarium
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22 local reviews
602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens Monday 10:00 AM
+1 718-265-3474
AquariumPoint of interestEstablishment
Angus
Great displays of seahorses, sharts and jellyfish. Right on coney island boardwalk and close to Brighton Beach
Harry
Open every day and right at the Coney Island beach. Indoor and outdoor attractions. Take the F train in Brookl…
O'Dell
This is a great place to take the children. It's also located in Coney Island and that means amusment park an…
3. New York Aquarium
3. New York Aquarium
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22 local reviews
602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens Monday 10:00 AM
+1 718-265-3474
Angus
Angus
Great displays of seahorses, sharts and jellyfish. Right on coney island boardwalk and close to Brighton Beach
Harry
Harry
Open every day and right at the Coney Island beach. Indoor and outdoor attractions. Take the F train in Brooklyn and you're only a block awa…
O'Dell
O'Dell
This is a great place to take the children. It's also located in Coney Island and that means amusment park and beach.
4. Brooklyn Bridge Park
4. Brooklyn Bridge Park
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166 local reviews
334 Furman St, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 718-222-9939
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Dawn
Basketball, soccer, beach volleyball, biking and running trails, the best playground, ice cream, public grills…
Renee
Brooklyn Bridge Park is amazing. To get there, take take a right out of 443 Hicks and walk to Congress Street…
Christina
Converted from waterfront shipping warehouses, this park is urban reuse at its best. There is amazing landsca…
4. Brooklyn Bridge Park
4. Brooklyn Bridge Park
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166 local reviews
334 Furman St, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 718-222-9939
Dawn
Dawn
Basketball, soccer, beach volleyball, biking and running trails, the best playground, ice cream, public grills, a rooftop pizza restaurant a…
Renee
Renee
Brooklyn Bridge Park is amazing. To get there, take take a right out of 443 Hicks and walk to Congress Street. Take a left and walk to Colum…
Christina
Christina
Converted from waterfront shipping warehouses, this park is urban reuse at its best. There is amazing landscape design here with native flo…
5. Long Beach
5. Long Beach
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10 local reviews
Long Beach, Long Beach
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Cheryl&Chris Hosts W/ D'Most!
2 mile boardwalk along the soft, sandy, family friendly beach, with a wide variety of day and night spots for …
Natasha
Another one of south shore beaches adjacent to the Rockaways. More densely populated, then the Rockaways, with…
Dalton
My favorite boardwalk. Summer time there's semi pro volley ball tournament, clean, well kept, well lit boardwa…
5. Long Beach
5. Long Beach
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10 local reviews
Long Beach, Long Beach
Cheryl&Chris Hosts W/ D'Most!
Cheryl&Chris Hosts W/ D'Most!
2 mile boardwalk along the soft, sandy, family friendly beach, with a wide variety of day and night spots for every level of celebration fro…
Natasha
Natasha
Another one of south shore beaches adjacent to the Rockaways. More densely populated, then the Rockaways, with more shopping and amusement f…
Dalton
Dalton
My favorite boardwalk. Summer time there's semi pro volley ball tournament, clean, well kept, well lit boardwalk shared by pedestrians, jogg…
6. ALLEGRIA HOTEL
6. ALLEGRIA HOTEL
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4 local reviews
80 West Broadway, Long Beach
+1 516-889-1300
LodgingPoint of interestEstablishment
Jose
A quick drive to Long Beach and you're at the Allegria. A great spot to hang out at the bar and watch the wav…
Julia
This is Long Beach' nicest hotel and beachfront bar with style. Go for a cocktail at sunset.
Tim
Great place for a drink and the bar is has stunning views There is also a roof top bar Food is okay but pri…
6. ALLEGRIA HOTEL
6. ALLEGRIA HOTEL
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4 local reviews
80 West Broadway, Long Beach
+1 516-889-1300
Jose
Jose
A quick drive to Long Beach and you're at the Allegria. A great spot to hang out at the bar and watch the waves roll in. Great decor and l…
Julia
Julia
This is Long Beach' nicest hotel and beachfront bar with style. Go for a cocktail at sunset.
Tim
Tim
Great place for a drink and the bar is has stunning views There is also a roof top bar Food is okay but pricey
7. Fort Tilden
7. Fort Tilden
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9 local reviews
Fort Tilden, Queens
+1 718-338-3799
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Jeff
Wonderful beach which part of a national park, so the normal nyc and state rules do not apply. There is a shut…
Hope
My other favorite beach :) Abandoned army training base turned breezy, sand dune hidden beach. (walk far out t…
Tom
The best beach in New York. Most tourists don't know that NYC has excellent beaches, and Ft. Tilden is in my …
7. Fort Tilden
7. Fort Tilden
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9 local reviews
Fort Tilden, Queens
+1 718-338-3799
Jeff
Jeff
Wonderful beach which part of a national park, so the normal nyc and state rules do not apply. There is a shuttle that goes directly there o…
Hope
Hope
My other favorite beach :) Abandoned army training base turned breezy, sand dune hidden beach. (walk far out toward breezy point to get away…
Tom
Tom
The best beach in New York. Most tourists don't know that NYC has excellent beaches, and Ft. Tilden is in my opinion the most fun and clean…
8. Jacob Riis Park
8. Jacob Riis Park
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16 local reviews
Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 718-318-4310
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Rebeccah & Daniel
Beautiful public beach in Far Rockaway that you can get to with public transportation. White sand beaches, Ba…
Cynthia Cavaliere
Our family lives here on the weekends during the summer, and even days in September when summer just won't qui…
Chris
This beautiful family-oriented beach has fully equipped bathrooms, showers and fast food court (if you like th…
8. Jacob Riis Park
8. Jacob Riis Park
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16 local reviews
Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 718-318-4310
Rebeccah & Daniel
Rebeccah & Daniel
Beautiful public beach in Far Rockaway that you can get to with public transportation. White sand beaches, Bathrooms, a handful of pop-up e…
Cynthia Cavaliere
Cynthia Cavaliere
Our family lives here on the weekends during the summer, and even days in September when summer just won't quit. We love to spend our days h…
Chris
Chris
This beautiful family-oriented beach has fully equipped bathrooms, showers and fast food court (if you like that!), ball park, picnic, lots …
9. Prospect Park
9. Prospect Park
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584 local reviews
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 718-965-8951
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Marjorie
For landscape architects Frederick Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, Central Park in Manhattan was a practice project…
Nicole And Adrian
Great for Picnics in the Summer and Fun after a snowy day in the winter. Bring a frisbee, a beach towel and a …
Adreinne
The biggest, most beautiful park in Brooklyn is 3 train stops away..
9. Prospect Park
9. Prospect Park
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584 local reviews
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 718-965-8951
Marjorie
Marjorie
For landscape architects Frederick Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, Central Park in Manhattan was a practice project on the path to their masterpi…
Nicole And Adrian
Nicole And Adrian
Great for Picnics in the Summer and Fun after a snowy day in the winter. Bring a frisbee, a beach towel and a book and you'll be set for a n…
Adreinne
Adreinne
The biggest, most beautiful park in Brooklyn is 3 train stops away..
10. Brighton Beach
10. Brighton Beach
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16 local reviews
Brighton Beach, Brooklyn
NeighborhoodPolitical
Kim
One of my favorite beaches in the city. Located just down the boardwalk from Coney Island, a little more quiet…
Nicole
Beach in Russian / Eastern European neighborhood - good food to be found. More tame and more pleasant beach t…
Deborah
This is a nice beach in the borough of Brooklyn. There is a boardwalk that takes you all the way to Coney Isla…
10. Brighton Beach
10. Brighton Beach
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16 local reviews
Brighton Beach, Brooklyn
Kim
Kim
One of my favorite beaches in the city. Located just down the boardwalk from Coney Island, a little more quiet and less crowded. Lots of Rus…
Nicole
Nicole
Beach in Russian / Eastern European neighborhood - good food to be found. More tame and more pleasant beach than Coney Island, though you c…
Deborah
Deborah
This is a nice beach in the borough of Brooklyn. There is a boardwalk that takes you all the way to Coney Island.The Q train runs there. Now…
11. Surf Bar
11. Surf Bar
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13 local reviews
139 N 6th St, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 12:30 AM
+1 718-302-4441
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Karolina
Awesome Beach/surf feel. There is literally sand throughout the whole place and surf boards above your head. …
Jared
Surf & turf & tiki drinks. Feels like you've walked inside the hull of an old ship that beached itself in the …
Maxim
The atmosphere of a beach bar in the very heart of Williamsburg. You'd be surprised when you see their floors.
11. Surf Bar
11. Surf Bar
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13 local reviews
139 N 6th St, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 12:30 AM
+1 718-302-4441
Karolina
Karolina
Awesome Beach/surf feel. There is literally sand throughout the whole place and surf boards above your head. MUST HAVE - Frozen mojito and …
Jared
Jared
Surf & turf & tiki drinks. Feels like you've walked inside the hull of an old ship that beached itself in the sand. Seriously, the floor is …
Maxim
Maxim
The atmosphere of a beach bar in the very heart of Williamsburg. You'd be surprised when you see their floors.
12. Fort Wadsworth
12. Fort Wadsworth
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7 local reviews
Fort Wadsworth, New York
NeighborhoodPolitical
Natalie
National Gateway area, Fort, great views, beach walk, no cars bike path starts there
Jason
Civil War-era fort (part of the US National Park system) and modern military base beneath the Verrazano Narrow…
Lynn
Historic, gorgeous views, great photo ops and lots of interesting historical facts. (NOTE: also where the NYC…
12. Fort Wadsworth
12. Fort Wadsworth
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7 local reviews
Fort Wadsworth, New York
Natalie
Natalie
National Gateway area, Fort, great views, beach walk, no cars bike path starts there
Jason
Jason
Civil War-era fort (part of the US National Park system) and modern military base beneath the Verrazano Narrows bridge. Amazing views and a …
Lynn
Lynn
Historic, gorgeous views, great photo ops and lots of interesting historical facts. (NOTE: also where the NYC Marathon start line is!!!)