Gerritsen - Kiddie Beach

Brooklyn, New York

Kiddie Beach, also knows as Gerritsen Beach, is a local swimming hole that lies on a peninsula in Brooklyn near Marine Park and Sheepshead Bay. In addition to swimming, there are many events throughout the summer including fundraisers, basketball games, karaoke, and open mic nights. Fishing is very popular here. The beach is intended for Gerritsen Beach residents only. There are beach accesses located at the end of Hyman Court and Post Court. The Gerritsen ballfields, consisting of three baseball fields, two athletic fields for soccer or football, and one Little League field, are located on the east side of Gerritsen Avenue.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 28th, 2021. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 31st, 2021 at 2:15 PM.
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Current Weather
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Monitoring Frequency

Gerritsen - Kiddie Beach is sampled weekly from May 15th to September 15th.

Source Information

New York Beaches are monitored by the New York City Office of Public Health Engineering. Samples are collected at least once a week from late May (Memorial Day) to early September (Labor Day).

A beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain less than 35 enterococci/ 100ml of water and the single sample result is less than 104 enterococci/100ml.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain more than 35 units enterococci/ 100ml of water or the single sample result is equal to or above 104 enterococci/100ml.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swim Guide's updates New York beaches with information from the NYC.gov Health website for beach water quality. You may also get water quality information from 311. New York also has a text message alert program called "KNOW BEFORE YOU GO."
Text BEACH to 877-877 for real time info.

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Water Quality Graph

Gerritsen - Kiddie Beach

Brooklyn, New York

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 28th, 2021. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 31st, 2021 at 2:15 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
3°C
Cloudy

Kiddie Beach, also knows as Gerritsen Beach, is a local swimming hole that lies on a peninsula in Brooklyn near Marine Park and Sheepshead Bay. In addition to swimming, there are many events throughout the summer including fundraisers, basketball games, karaoke, and open mic nights. Fishing is very popular here. The beach is intended for Gerritsen Beach residents only. There are beach accesses located at the end of Hyman Court and Post Court. The Gerritsen ballfields, consisting of three baseball fields, two athletic fields for soccer or football, and one Little League field, are located on the east side of Gerritsen Avenue.

Monitoring Frequency

Gerritsen - Kiddie Beach is sampled weekly from May 15th to September 15th.

Source Information

New York Beaches are monitored by the New York City Office of Public Health Engineering. Samples are collected at least once a week from late May (Memorial Day) to early September (Labor Day).

A beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain less than 35 enterococci/ 100ml of water and the single sample result is less than 104 enterococci/100ml.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain more than 35 units enterococci/ 100ml of water or the single sample result is equal to or above 104 enterococci/100ml.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swim Guide's updates New York beaches with information from the NYC.gov Health website for beach water quality. You may also get water quality information from 311. New York also has a text message alert program called "KNOW BEFORE YOU GO."
Text BEACH to 877-877 for real time info.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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