NYC 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

New York City beaches will open May 25 at 10 a.m. You can check the status of NYC beaches by using the 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:

Additional Resources

More Information

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