Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, New York City
Orchard Beach, known as "the Riviera of the Bronx," is a small. sandy oasis set alongside the quiet waterside experience within a backdrop of vast picnic lawns, sports courts and playgrounds, and surrounding forest, meadow and salt marsh.
There's a lot to do at Orchard Beach besides sunbathe, swim, and build sand castles. Twenty-six hard-surface sports courts offer opportunities for basketball, tennis, handball and volleyball. There are also two playgrounds - Pelican Playground at Section5 offer spray showers; Orchard Beach Playground ay Section 13 is on the sand. In-season, beach concessions sell food and drink, as well as beach souvenirs, toys, and necessities. Summer programming includes occasional contrast the main pavilion stage (Section 9) and Urban Park Ranger talks and walks start from the Orchard Beach Nature Center at Section 2. Nearby nature trails traverse rocky coastline, salt marsh and woodlands on Hunter and Twin Islands off the northernmost end of the promenade. Favorite fishing spots can be found along The Lagoon where you can also launch your kayak or canoe.
NYC Parks & Recreation maintains 14 miles of beaches, all of which are open from Memorial Day 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.
Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park in Bronx NYC is very easy to get to, take the #6 subway to the last stop Pelham Bay Park / Bruckner Expressway then transfer to the BX29 bus and exit at Orchard Beach Circle. The beach and park are all in walking distance.
NYC Subway fare
$2.75 each way
You get an automatic free transfer between subway and bus, or between buses.
Orchard Beach is approximatley 18 miles from The Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan.
The Bronx marketing slogan is "All-America City"
"The Riviera of the Bronx"
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September 22 2016
There was a time when that beach was nice, when people did not leave their garbage all over the place, did not walk around drunk and high and where people could have a days without headaches and fights. Now it is just like a ghetto.
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