Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:17

Manhattan Beach and Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn and Midland Beach, South Beach and Cedar Grove in Staten Island are under an Advisory. Swimming and wading are NOT recommended. All other public beaches are open for swimming and wading.

New York City’s beaches are a favorite recreation destination. The Health Department provides the latest water quality information to ensure that your trip to the beach will be a safe and healthy one.

Water quality conditions are analyzed on a regular basis and beaches are classified as either "Open for Swimming," "Under Advisory," or "Closed – Restricted for Swimming and Wading." If a beach is closed to bathers, or if there are advisories due to wet weather conditions or increased pollution levels, up-to-date information will be available here or by calling 311.

For more information text BEACH to 877-877, or go to