Gateway has three beaches designated for swimming: Jacob Riis Park, Great Kills Park and Sandy Hook.
Lifeguards are on duty at Great Kills Park, Jacob Riis Park and Sandy Hook from 10 am to 6 pm Memorial Day through Labor Day. There will be no lifeguards after Labor Day. Swiming is only allowed at lifeguarded beaches while lifeguards are on duty.
Bays 3-5 at Jacob Riis Park are closed to swimming and beach access.
Great Kills Park's lifeguards are on duty Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There are no lifeguards Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
Sandy Hook's Lifeguards are on duty at beaches C, D, and G. There are no lifeguards at North Beach or Beach E.
Current Beach Rules Prohibit
Tents or shelters (baby tents are allowed)
Barbecuing and open fires
Group gatherings including group picnics
Coolers that are more than 24 quarts in size per group
Dogs and kites from March 15-September 15
Entering areas with symbolic fencing
Climbing on rocks/groins
Accessing the dunes (except at designated dune crossings)