Staten Island Beaches


Life’s a beach! And here in Staten Island, we are fortunate to be entirely surrounded by scenic beach areas. No kid’s summer is complete until they’ve built a few sand castles and frolicked along the sea shore. So grab some sand pails and a few beach towels, and head out for a sunny day at the beach! Here’s where to go in Staten Island:

Cedar Grove Beach
Ebbitts Street and Cedar Grove Avenue
(718) 351-6387

The city’s newest beach is a converted oceanfront bungalow colony. This charming beach with its clear views of the Manhattan Bridge is smaller and somewhat more tranquil than its neighbors, Midland Beach and South Beach, and is popular with the area’s families.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach
On Lower New York Bay, from Fort Wadsworth to Miller Field, Midland Beach
(718) 987-0709

South Beach
Beachgoers can sunbathe while taking in a lovely view of the Verazzano Bridge, bike through a scenic trail, jog along the boardwalk, kayak, play tennis, or fish off of the Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier, one of the city’s most popular. The beach’s Fountain of Dolphins is a popular stop on any tour of the boardwalk.
Midland Beach
Midland Beach shares the Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk with neighboring South Beach, and tends to be the somewhat less crowded of the two beaches.

Wolfe’s Pond Beach
On Raritan Bay and Prince’s Bay, Holton to Cornelia Avenues
(718) 984-8266

Wolfe’s Pond
As one of Staten Island’s largest parks, Wolfe’s Pond Park wears many different hats. To some, it is a beautiful beach. To others, it is a wildlife and plant preserve. To still others, it is a recreation area with space to run, jump, and climb.

Great Kills Park
Hylan Blvd. and Buffalo Street

Located on Raritan Bay in Staten Island and part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, Great Kills Park offers fishing, boating, sports, swimming, and walks led by park rangers. The park is a stopping place for Monarch Butterflies on their migration to and from Mexico.

Click here for more info for the NYC Parks Dept.

Click here for Staten Island Pools.
Click here for Staten Island Sprinklers and Spray Shower Parks.

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  1. Baby Storytime

    December 13 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
    December 13, 2017  |  10:15 am - 11:00 am
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Children and parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, interactive stories, lively songs, and rhymes. Join the fun and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
  2. Babies & Brew: Playtime for Them, Coffee for You!

    December 13 @ 10:30 am
    December 13, 2017  |  10:30 am - 10:30 am
    Tottenville Library
    Join us for a fun, unstructured playtime for you and your youngest children. Enjoy coffee & snacks while the little ones socialize and play with our early literacy toys.
  3. Toddler Time

    December 13 @ 11:00 am
    December 13, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Geared toward early Literacy and advancement of the learning abilities of children through age appropriate books, songs, and finger plays.
  4. Family Storytime & Craft

    December 13 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    December 13, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Port Richmond Library
    Bring the whole family and celebrate early literacy with songs, rhymes, reading and other fun activities! Families are welcome.
  5. Family Playtime

    December 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    December 13, 2017  |  11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Port Richmond Library
  6. Holiday Jazz with the George Braith Quartet

    December 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    December 13, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Greenbelt Recreation Center
    Join us at this Arts, Culture & Fun Series for live jazz by former Blue Note recording artist, George Braith. Briath has played with such greats such as John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Dizzy Guillespie and invented the double-sax called
  7. Clay Day

    December 13 @ 1:30 pm
    December 13, 2017  |  1:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Satisfy a “knead” by working with some air-dry clay and create a tactile piece.
  8. Science Time

    December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    December 13, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join us for this daily program on problem solving, inquiry and creative thinking. Activities include meetings animals from our Bugs exhibit, playing with solar cars, solving puzzle and games or building structures. Time is subject to change each day
  9. Children Coloring Time

    December 13 @ 3:00 pm
    December 13, 2017  |  3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    South Beach Library
  10. Family Storytime

    December 13 @ 3:15 pm
    December 13, 2017  |  3:15 pm - 3:15 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Bring the whole family and celebrate early literacy with songs, rhymes, reading and other fun activities! Families are welcome.