Pelham Bay Park (Orchard Beach Lagoon)
Orchard Beach Rd & Lagoon
Sunrise to Sunset
Site Fee: Seasonal
ADA Accessible: Yes
Rest Area: Yes
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
Be on watch for ferries operating between City Island and Hart Island Emergency Landing Points:
- Orchard Beach – 2-3 miles from launch
- City Island Bridge – 4 miles from launch
- Any Street on City Island next 2 miles
- Weir Creek, Edgewater park – 8 miles from launch
Hazardous Launch/Landing Conditions
Emergency Landing Points
Orchard Beach - approximately 2.5 miles from site
Bronx Municipal Hospital