New York City Parks maintains 14 miles of beaches, which open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. During beach season, lifeguards are on duty daily, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Swimming is prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty and in closed sections.
You can enjoy the Famous Riegelman Wooden Boardwalk and walk from Brighton Beach to Coney Island, ending up at Sea Gate. Estimated 3 mile walk...What a way to walk off the pounds. Unless you made a detour to some great goodies along the way.