NYC Beaches Open Tomorrow, May 25th, with Free Sunscreen and Lifeguard Protection!

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, New York City’s beloved public beaches are set to open for the season tomorrow, May 25th! With 14 miles of coastline to explore and free sunscreen dispensers available at all locations, New Yorkers can soak up the sun and enjoy some of the nation’s top-rated beaches.

Beach lovers can head to a variety of locations across the city’s five boroughs. The Bronx offers Orchard Beach, while Queens boasts the famous Rockaway Beach. Brooklyn beachcombers can choose from Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, and Midland Beach. Staten Island has both South Beach and Wolfe’s Pond Beach to explore.

For safety, lifeguards will be on duty daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM throughout the season, which runs from Memorial Day weekend through September 8th. Be sure to only swim in designated areas and when lifeguards are present. Always follow their instructions and prioritize safety over taking unnecessary risks.

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Beat the heat this summer by checking out the NYC Cool It! map to find spray showers, misting stations, and drinking fountains throughout the city. It’s also crucial to stay informed about water quality. Sign up for Notify NYC or text BEACH to 55676 for real-time beach updates.

NYC Parks reminds everyone to prioritize water safety. Always swim with a buddy and never leave children unattended near the water. Be aware of rip currents, common at low points in the sandbar or near structures like piers. If caught in a rip current, stay calm, swim parallel to shore, and seek help from lifeguards.

Protect yourself from harmful UV rays with NYC Parks’ free sunscreen program. 56 dispensers stocked with SPF 30 sunscreen are available at all eight public beaches. Thanks to funding from the IMPACT Melanoma Foundation and Episcopal Health Services, New Yorkers can enjoy the sun safely.

Get ready for a fun-filled summer season at NYC’s beautiful public beaches! Remember to prioritize safety, stay cool, and soak up the sun responsibly.