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South Beach

Father Capadanno Blvd. nr. Sand Ln., Staten Island, NY 10301 40.5896 -74.0663
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Daily, dawn to dusk


Take the S51 bus from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal to Father Capodanno Blvd. and Sand Ln.


  • On Premise Parking

Parking in both of the beach's lots is free.


On the eastern edge of New York's oft-dismissed fifth borough, this wide strip of sand serves as a summer playground for an eclectic crowd of families with strollers and leather-clad bikers. The free, lifeguarded beach looks out over New York Harbor and Brooklyn (check out the enormous Toys "R" Us warehouse) and offers a glorious, ant's-eye view of the Verrazano Bridge overhead. Nautical types will also enjoy the parade of motorboats, cargo ships, and ferries zooming within a buoy's breadth of the shore. There's a wide wooden boardwalk graced by picnic tables, a Ben & Jerry's cafe, and the South Fin Grill for upscale seafood (and Manhattan prices).


Lifeguards are on duty daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Swimming is prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty and in closed sections.


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