Pelham Bay Park (Orchard Beach Lagoon)

Orchard Beach Rd & Lagoon
Sunrise to Sunset (April 1 to December 1)

Rules Prohibit:

  • Swimming, diving, or bathing
  • Rafts or other inflatables
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Littering
  • Smoking
  • Any discharge into water
  • Pets off leash or in the water
  • Open flame
  • Storing personal property
  • Motor vehicles without specific authorization

Location Details

Launch: Yes

Landing: Yes

Site Fee: Seasonal

ADA Accessible: Yes

Rental: No

Storage: No

Rest Area: Yes

Parking: Yes


Pelham Bay Park

Pelham Bay Park

Pelham Bay Park

Pelham Bay Park

Nearby Locations

By Car

Take I-95 to exit 8b, or the Hutchinson River Parkway to exit 5 (Orchard Beach/City Island). Follow signs to Orchard Beach. Enter Parking Lot. Launch is at the Northwest corner of lot.

By Mass Transit

Take the 6 train to Pelham Bay Station. Then take the BX 29 City Island bus to the City Island traffic circle and walk from there to Orchard Beach. Memorial Day through Labor Day take the Bx 12 & Bx 5 (weekends only) run to Orchard Beach.

Nearby Points of Interest: The Barrow-Pell Mansion Museum and Gardens.
Typical day Paddle: Throg’s Neck – 10 miles



No Access Areas

Cannot enter Orchard Beach from the seward side except in emergency

Restrictive Conditions

Be on watch for ferries operating between City Island and Hart Island Emergency Landing Points:

  1. Orchard Beach – 2-3 miles from launch
  2. City Island Bridge – 4 miles from launch
  3. Any Street on City Island next 2 miles
  4. Weir Creek, Edgewater park – 8 miles from launch

Hazardous Launch/Landing Conditions


Emergency Landing Points

Orchard Beach - approximately 2.5 miles from site

Nearest Hospitals

Bronx Municipal Hospital

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