Office of Borough President James P. Molinaro
Staten Island, New York
South Beach & Midland Beach
Father Capadanno Blvd. & Sand Lane • 718-816-6804
South Beach is one of Staten Island’s most popular attractions. Thousands of people flock to the beach and its boardwalk for events such as free concerts and fireworks sponsored by Borough President Molinaro or simply to enjoy the view.
Thanks to Borough President James Molinaro’s efforts, the 1. 7 mile boardwalk has been restored, attracting families back to the beach for a pleasant stroll or a weekend festival. Since 1995, $20 million has been allotted for Boardwalk improvements.
At the north end of the Boardwalk, the spectacular Dolphin Fountain is an iconic image for Staten Islanders, who frequently say to their friends, “I’ll meet you at the Dolphin Fountain.”
Borough President Molinaro suggested the idea of a Boardwalk restaurant as a way to keep visitors coming to the area all year long. In 2004, the Boardwalk gained important economic and visitor enhancement with the Boardwalk catering hall and restaurant. These additions allow guests to enjoy an event and a meal with stunning views of the shoreline.
The Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier, at 835 feet long, is one of the largest in the city. Opened in 2002, it has become a place where visitors can enjoy fishing and outdoor views.
Located at the south end is Freedom Circle, which pays special tribute to the women and men who have fought to defend our freedom over the years. It displays American flags from six important moments in our history as well as educational graphics about each period.
Borough President Molinaro also created a senior park with special features such as checkerboard tables, benches, and boccie courts. Easily accessible to the Boardwalk, the Senior Park at South Beach is a popular destination for enjoying the outdoors.
Annual special events, concerts, and fireworks now attract the largest crowds at any event on Staten Island. Staten Islanders no longer have to travel out of town to have a great time because South Beach has it all with a playground, bocce courts, roller hockey rink, shuffleboard, ballfields, and picnic areas. There’s something for everyone at the South Beach Boardwalk!
Father Capadanno Blvd., • 718-987-0709
Located near South Beach, this beach is the perfect spot for sunbathing and swimming. Children love the Sea Turtle Fountain, a fountain with sprinklers that kids are encouraged to play in and around. A variety of amenities are available including a playground, handball and shuffleboard courts, seasonal concession stands and much more.
Midland Beach is also the site of the Borough President's Back to the Beach Celebrations, which offer fun, food and games for the whole family. Sand castle building, boardwalk vendors, live music and a fireworks show are also featured.
Photo by Vinnie Amesse