New York City Beaches

The City monitors and inspects beaches, water quality and beach facilities.

Every day during beach season (Memorial Day through Labor Day), each beach is classified based on its sanitary conditions. The following conditions are noted in color-coded signs displayed at every beach:

  • Open — swimming and wading permitted (green sign)
  • Advisory — Swimming and wading permitted but not recommended (yellow sign)
  • Closed — Swimming and wading not permitted (red sign)

Current Conditions

NYC Beaches Closed for Swimming

are closed for the season. Swimming is not permitted. Beaches will re-open for swimming on May 29, 2021.

The map below shows the city's and the 17 beaches run by private beach clubs. Click on a beach name to see detailed water quality information.




You can also get up-to-date information on beach closures and advisories by:

  • Calling 311
  • Text “BEACH” to 877-877 to receive free alerts

File a Complaint

If you become sick from swimming in a beach or public pool in NYC, call 311.

You can also submit online complaints about:

  • , if a private residential pool is attracting mosquitoes during mosquito season (April 1 to October 31)

Additional Resources

More Information
  • Beach: Monitoring and Surveillance
  • Obtain or Renew a Permit to Operate a Bathing Beach
  • Water Recreation-Related Illnesses