Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City IS CLOSED.
Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City can give you a little "staycation" that your wallet craves, without a trip to the Hampton or Long Beach. The perfect summer getaway exists right here in Long Island City at Water Taxi Beach, where locals of all ages can unwind and wriggle their toes in the sand without actually leaving the city.
This 22,000-square-foot oasis on Long Island City's East River waterfront has stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, a great little beachside grill serving tasty burgers and snacks, and a huge open tent for shade.
The beach was the pet project of the entrepreneurs and open-space activists at New York Water Taxi, who shipped in more than 400 tons of white Jersey beach sand to build the park in 2005. All summer long, Water Taxi Beach is full of sunbathers, sand castles, and beach volleyball games. At night, there's music, dance parties, and entertainment for the 21-and-over crowd.
Hours - Water Taxi Beach
Officially open Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day.
Beach Rules - Water Taxi Beach
No dogs. No coolers. No swimming. No kidding.
Admission - Water Taxi Beach
Friday nights from 8 p.m. on is $10 for Turntables on The Hudson. Saturday daytime all season is no charge. Saturday nights for The Beach Party is $5; all other Saturday nights are free. Sundays in July/August are always free. Other Sundays there may be a door charge; check the Water Taxi Beach web site for details.
Music - Water Taxi Beach
Check the Water Taxi Beach web site for details.