South Beach

Staten Island, New York
Managed by The Swim Guide

South Beach is one of Staten Island’s most popular attractions. Across from Brooklyn and overlooking Lower Bay, thousands of people flock to this beach and its 1.7 mile-long boardwalk to enjoy the spectacular views or for special events such as free concerts and fireworks. There are numerous beach accesses along Father Capodanno Road, the largest one being in the center. Since 1995, $20 million has been allotted for boardwalk improvements. At the north end of the boardwalk, the Dolphin Fountain is an iconic image for Staten Islanders. The boardwalk catering hall and restaurant opened in 2004, bringing visitor and economic improvements to the area. Guests can enjoy an event and a meal with beautiful views of the shoreline. The Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier opened in 2002 and is one of the largest in the city, with 835 feet of pier, and is a popular fishing spot. Located at the south end is Freedom Circle, displaying American flags from six important moments in our history. It pays special tribute to the women and men who have fought to defend our freedom over the years. Other attractions include a playground, roller hockey rink, shuffleboard courts, athletic fields, and picnic areas. You will also find the Senior Park with checkerboard tables, benches, and boccie courts.

WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

South 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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

South Beach

Staten Island, New York
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   

South Beach is one of Staten Island’s most popular attractions. Across from Brooklyn and overlooking Lower Bay, thousands of people flock to this beach and its 1.7 mile-long boardwalk to enjoy the spectacular views or for special events such as free concerts and fireworks. There are numerous beach accesses along Father Capodanno Road, the largest one being in the center. Since 1995, $20 million has been allotted for boardwalk improvements. At the north end of the boardwalk, the Dolphin Fountain is an iconic image for Staten Islanders. The boardwalk catering hall and restaurant opened in 2004, bringing visitor and economic improvements to the area. Guests can enjoy an event and a meal with beautiful views of the shoreline. The Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier opened in 2002 and is one of the largest in the city, with 835 feet of pier, and is a popular fishing spot. Located at the south end is Freedom Circle, displaying American flags from six important moments in our history. It pays special tribute to the women and men who have fought to defend our freedom over the years. Other attractions include a playground, roller hockey rink, shuffleboard courts, athletic fields, and picnic areas. You will also find the Senior Park with checkerboard tables, benches, and boccie courts.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

South 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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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