South Beach is a huge sunbathing beach with a scenic view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Lower New York Bay. If you look in the distance, you will also be able to see a small disconnected island offshore, where it is quite a common site to see sailboats harboring on it's beach.
The F.D.R. Boardwalk along South Beach is two and one-half miles long, which is the fourth largest in the world. Visitors enjoy strolling and bicycling throughout the year. From October to May, fishing is also permitted.
Parking and public transportation are available. From the Staten Island Ferry Terminal take Bus S51(21 minutes) to Father Capodanno Blvd. and Sand Lane.