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Pelham Bay Park

Beaches

New York City beaches re-open in 2014 on Memorial Day.

Orchard Beach and Promenade

On Long Island Sound in Pelham Bay Park
(718) 885-2275

Orchard Beach, Bronx's sole public beach, was proclaimed "The Riviera of New York" when it was created in the 1930s. The 115-acre, 1.1-mile-long beach contains a hexagonal-block promenade, a central pavilion, snack bars, food and souvenir carts, two playgrounds, two picnic areas, a large parking lot, and 26 courts for basketball, volleyball, and handball. Changing areas and showers are available.

Directions and Parking

Directions

Directions via Google Maps

Parking

Parking is $7.00 Monday through Friday for cars and vans, and $9.00 on weekends and holidays. A senior citizen discount is available for weekdays, inquire at the parking lot toll booths.

Beach Hours

During beach season, lifeguards are on duty daily, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Swimming is prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty and in closed sections. Closed sections are marked with signs and/or red flags.

Beach Rules

Download Orchard Beach Rules (PDF)

Accessibility Symbol This is an accessible beach. Beach mats are available in Section 5. Two beach wheelchairs specially designed for use on the sand are available. For availability, call (718) 885-2275.

Amenities

Barbecuing Allowed: Yes (North and South Picnic Areas)
Concession Stand: Havana Cafe provides food at three snack bars as well as pushcarts along the promenade. The Cafe's offerings include Cuban food as well as Italian specialties, fresh seafood, healthy fare and traditional beach favorites like hot dogs and fries.

New York City beaches have closed for the season, and will reopen Memorial Day weekend.

About NYC Public Beaches

NYC Parks maintains 14 miles of beaches, all of which are open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. During beach season, lifeguards are on duty daily, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Swimming is prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty and in closed sections. Closed sections are marked with signs and/or red flags.

Safety

Water & Sun Safety - The do's and don'ts of water safety

Rip Currents - Safety tips and information provided by The National Weather Service regarding the dangers of rip currents.

Directions to Pelham Bay Park

Pelham Bay Park Weather

  • Mon
    Sunny
    63°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    68°F
  • Wed
    Slight Chc Showers
    61°F
  • Thu
    Sunny
    60°F

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