Top Rated Beaches of NYC

We complied a list of the top rated Beaches  in New York City. Rated by YOU. Check out these rated beaches. All NYC Beaches open on May 26th 2018! Lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM to 6PM.

1.Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk. RATED 4.5 Stars

  • Corbin Pl. to W. 37 St., Boardwalk in Brooklyn.
  • Nearly 3 miles of sandy beaches and 399.47 Acreage
  • Metered Street Parking
  • Opened 1923


Coney Island is the perfect mini getaway. Take a stroll on the boardwalk and take in the variety of fun excitement and colors. Grab a towel and take a swim or get a nice sun kissed tan. Hungry? Try the many concession stands including Nathan’s Famous Hot dogs, or just watch competitors stuff their faces with hot dogs for the famous hot dog eating contest. Still not having fun? Take a spin on the Coney Island Ferris wheel. Attempt to keep your food down at Luna Park. Visit the Coney Island Museum and learn the dark history behind the boardwalk, the attractions and the parks. Find Nemo at the NY Aquarium. Coney Island offers visitors none stop events. Summer Friday Fireworks, Mermaid Parade, Hot dog Eating Contest and much more.

Fun Fact-A giant elephant hotel once called Coney Island home. One is still standing in Atlantic City.

2. Jacob Riis Park (AKA The People’s Beach) 4.5 Stars


Jacob Riis Park was named after the famous photographer and Journalist, author of the publications How the Other Half Lives (1890) and Children of the Poor (1892). The Beach has been dubbed “The People’s Beach” The park consists of a parking lot, picnicking and barbecuing areas, camping grounds, playgrounds, sport fields such as Baseball fields and basketball courts and even a golf course. The beach consist of 14 bays. Bay 1 is considered the “Adult” bay, which is home to many of NYC’s nudist. Events include Jacob Riis Park Bazaar (beachParty!), karaoke nights, oceanfront Okotoberfest, and much more!

Fun Fact- Jacob Riis Park was once used as a Military base.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach(Midland Beach and South Beach) 4.4 Stars

  • 2.5 Miles of Boardwalk and 644.35 acres
  • Open 1935
  • Free Parking Lot


This beach is little a mini vacation. The beach is far enough from the chaos of New York City. This beach has much to offer such as picnicking and barbecuing areas, handball courts, playgrounds, golf course and fishing pier. There are sport fields and even kayak and canoe launch areas. Bring your best buddy and enjoy dog-friendly areas. The one thing Staten Islanders do love, are festivals and fairs. Catch one during the summer. You will find many event such as fireworks every Wednesday at sundown, free concerts, and much more.

Fun Fact- Midland Beach was once one of NYC famous summer resorts