Staten Island Beaches

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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
(718)987-6790

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. STEAM Camp

    August 23
    August 23, 2017  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Have fun doing independent hands-on projects as well as collaborate on group experiments that explore science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM)! *Additional materials fee: $15 1/2 day campers/$25 full day campers for the week. **Campers must have reached 4th
  2. Young Naturalists

    August 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Interpretive Center
    Connect with nature! We will explore a new topic each week and write about it in our nature journals.
  3. Art Studio

    August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
  4. Party with Bubbles

    August 23 @ 2:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Tottenville Library
    Fun for the whole family with Elaine Gil! First come, first served!
  5. Kids Carnival

    August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Stapleton Library
    Join us as we say goodbye to the the Summer Reading Program! Stop by for games, prizes, snacks and more!
  6. Science Time

    August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    August 23, 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
  7. Wacky Wednesdays on Richmond Road

    August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Richmond Road
    Wacky Wednesdays are coming to Richmond Road! Sponsored by the Richmond Road Merchants Association and the Richmond County Savings Foundation, there will be FREE children’s activities along Richmond Road. Entertainment takes place between 1560 and 1667 Richmond Rd. August 9
  8. Everybody Reads

    August 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    St. George Library
    Join us in the Children’s Room as we read by ourselves for at least 20 minutes, mark the time in our SRP log, and receive a prize!
  9. Sundae Fun Day

    August 23 @ 3:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Richmondtown Library
    Join us for a fun filled day for Parents and their children. Come and make Sundaes at the Library.
  10. Family Storytime

    August 23 @ 3:15 pm
    August 23, 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.