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)
NYC Beaches Re-open
NYC New York City beaches open for the 2023 season on Saturday, May 27. You can check the status of each beach by using our beach water quality map.
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:
Beach: Monitoring and Surveillance
Water Recreation-Related Illnesses
Obtain or Renew a Permit to Operate a Bathing Beach