Travel Guide

The Bronx, New York City 


Orchard Beach

Within Pelham Bay Park (on the western end of Long Island Sound) is Orchard Beach, also known as the Bronx Riviera. Orchard Beach is actually a man-made beach filled with tons of sand into a landfill. The beach opened in 1936 and initially proclaimed as the “Riviera of New York City”. This sandy beach stretches for 1.1 mile (1.8 km), covering an area of 115 acres (47 ha) and comprises of 13 beach sections, a promenade, central pavilion, and beach jetty. It is a well-maintained beach operated by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.
Orchard Beach, Bronx (New York City)

Orchard Beach by WalkingGeek 

Being the only beach in the Bronx, it is definitely a popular summer destination for the local residents. Being popular also means it gets crowded in summer, especially on weekends and public holidays. Nevertheless, it gets lively in summer and there is a free concert on weekends at the band shell. Facilities at Orchard Beach include playgrounds, picnic areas, and courts for playing basketball, volleyball, and handball. There are also several foods stands and shops located along the promenade. Lifeguards are on duty daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the beach season.
Summer at Orchard Beach, Bronx (New York City)

Summer crowd at Orchard Beach by Dan DeLuca

Location: Pelham Bay Park

Website: City of New York Parks & Recreation


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