New York Beaches Open to Swimmers This Weekend

The 14 miles of city beaches will open to swimmers this Saturday at 10 a.m., according to the Parks Department. Many Jersey Shore beaches will also be open

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Sydney Narvaez

New Yorkers will be able to take their first dives into the ocean this weekend as lifeguards take their chairs at city beaches for the first time this year on Saturday.

The 14 miles of city beaches will open to swimmers this Saturday at 10 a.m., according to the Parks Department.

New York City beaches include Coney Island, Brighton and Manhattan Beaches in Brooklyn; Rockaway Beach in Queens; Orchard Beach in the Bronx; and Midland, Wolfe's Pond, Cedar Grove and South Beaches in Staten Island.

The city also stresses residents take precautions to remain safe near the water.

The Parks Department urges beachgoers to drink fluids and put sunscreen on while in the sun; check weather forecasts before leaving; and to not take risks in the water.

Click here for more information on Long Island beaches. 

Many Jersey Shore beaches will also be open this weekend. You can learn more on the state's official tourism website or zoom in on the interactive map below. 

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