Located on Staten Island, Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach spans 2.5 miles along the South Beach and Midland Beach neighborhoods. Located on the Lower New York Bay, the beaches offer fairly calm waves, making it a good destination for families who want to splash and build sandcastles. This is a great New York City beach.
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Subway/Bus to Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach: Take the R train to the 86th Street Station. Walk to 4th Ave/86th Street to catch the S53 bus to Sand Lane/Hyland Blvd. Transfer to the S52 to Father Capodanno Blvd. and Sand Lane. Travel time from Manhattan is about an hour and 30 minutes.
Driving to Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach: Access to South and Midland Beaches is just a short drive from the Verazzano-Narrows Bridge. Get directions to South and Midland Beaches on Google Maps or put the intersection of Father Capodanno Blvd. and Sand Lane in Staten Island, NY into your GPS.
Parking at Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach: In addition to street parking near the beach, there is a free parking area at Father Capodanno Blvd. & Sand Lane.
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Located in Staten Island, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach (in the neighborhoods of South Beach and Midland Beach) offers beach-goers 170 acres of ocean-front sun and sand. The 2.5-mile boardwalk offers a wide variety of facilities for visitors, including spray showers, restrooms, playgrounds and water fountains.
Swimming is only permitted when life guards are on duty, which is from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend, daily from 10-6 p.m. Restrooms & Spray Showers are available on the Boardwalk near the South Fin Grill restaurant. There are no chairs/umbrellas for rent.
The Fountain of The Dolphins: Located at the entrance to South Beach, the fountain was donated by the Staten Island Borough President in 1998 and sculpted by Steven Dickey.
Playground and Sprinklers are located behind the South Fin Grill restaurant.
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