We're pinning the best swimming lakes and beaches near NYC on one handy map! Pack the beach gear and try out one of these parent-approved places to swim (or boat or fish) with kids.

Help make this the ultimate resource for families by adding your tips & reviews, and let us know if we're missing any other top spots for beach chilling or lake swimming within a couple hours of NYC.

Nothing beats recommendations from fellow parents, so chime in on our list of the best NYC swimming pools, too.


 

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