Durand Eastman Beach

2017 Summer Opening Delayed

(Thursday, June 8, 2017) – The opening of Durand Eastman Beach, originally scheduled for June 18, is delayed this year due to high water conditions. Group at Durand Eastman Park beach.

According to State Code, there must be 35 square-feet of land open per bather in order for the swimming area to operate. At this time, that does not exist.

The beach will remain closed until further notice. The City of Rochester urges residents to take advantage of its many spray parks and the Genesee Valley Pool as temperatures rise.

A list of spray parks can be found here: www.cityofrochester.gov/sprayparks/.

Information about Genesee Valley Park, which opens June 11, can be found here: www.cityofrochester.gov/GVPSC/

Durand Eastman Beach

Durand Eastman Beach on Lake Ontario hosted over 145,000 visits in 2016! The beach, on Lakeshore Drive (map), is part of Durand Eastman Park, one of  Rochester area's four-season natural gems. The beach boasts 5,000 feet of Lake Ontario waterfront; the Park also features steep wooded slopes, valleys, scenic vistas, small lakes, spring flowering trees and wildlife including swans, turkeys, and fox; and spectacular fall foliage colors. 

Swimming is supervised by beach guards in its designated area (Lot A).  All staff are trained in lifesaving, First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Swimming Hours and Beach Closures

Lifeguards are on duty 11a.m. till 7 p.m., 7 days a week during the summer.

For daily beach conditions, call the Monroe County Beach Hotline at (585) 753-5887. The hotline is updated each morning.

Parking and Transportation

Parking is FREE

Use the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority's Google Trip Planner to get a bus to the Beach 


Essential Rules

Never swim alone.

No beach balls or flotation devices.

Never use drugs or alcohol when swimming.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Grills, fires, and glass containers are not allowed on the beach.

Animals must be leashed at all times.

For more information, call 428-7888 or 509-8543.