Pelham Bay Park

Pelham Bay Park, Bronx: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Pelham Bay Park Reviews: 4/5

Pelham Bay Park
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Parks • Scenic Drives
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
This city park has a variety of habitats including forests, meadows, mixed scrub, salt marsh and a stretch of saltwater coastline, which makes this an excellent place for hiking, birdwatching and viewing wildlife.
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Jonathan Chan
New York City, NY109 contributions
orchard beach drive in movie
Aug 2020
Visited Orchard Beach for a drive-in movie and we had lots of fun! It's a big open space with plenty of room for all of the cars to get a good view of the movie screen. It was very well staffed and we were quickly directed where to park before the movie began.
Written August 3, 2020
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blackeldo
Kiama, Australia1,997 contributions
“It goes to show you never can tell”…
Sep 2019
AS CHUCK BERRY SANG, SOME THINGS CAN SURPRISE YOU….

…..ORCHARD BEACH is way better than one would think. I mean a beach in THE BRONX of all places? And an artificial beach at that?
Well that first point means it is way more accessible for most New Yorkers than those southern LONG ISLAND Atlantic Ocean beaches way out in south Brooklyn and south Queens. And the second proves the point that if you do a job properly you can darn well do it well – in my opinion this beach is nicer than the above mentioned ocean beaches** although it doesn’t have a fun fair like CONEY ISLAND.
What we have here is a 1.1mile long arc of sand between definite borders – beats those LONG ISLAND beaches which stretch on indefinitely - boring.
A nice wide paved promenade stretches its length along which are several change sheds, food/drink concessions, exercise facilities yada.
The beach itself was wide from the high tide mark to the promenade (150m). The sand fairly fine, closer white/yellow than tan, few shells, not much weed my visit (latter tends to vary many beaches). It is intensively supervised with lifeguards' stations every 50m or so – I thought this an overkill (I am an Aussie life-saver with 60 years experience) given the benign conditions. Not much swell gets into this area which is protected from the Atlantic by LONG ISLAND.
In back of the beach is a spacious park area with lotsa room for a picnic on the grass/under the trees. The area has more sports facilities.

TIPS – access is fine VIA NYC subway/buses - details online. There are spacious parking lots for drivers.
- sports freaks: check online for what’s available. It’s kinda mind-blowing.
- If you are into fishing, note the north end of the beach leads onto rocks/land-linked islands which are ideal for that purpose. Bush-walkers will enjoy the short tracks here.
- no need to bring your music: lotsa beach goers had boom boxes belting out the LATINA versions of modern stuff. Good value.

**except if you are a surfer - OB does not pick up much swell. Not that this ol’ surfer of 65 years was all that impressed with surf at the Atlantic Ocean beaches.
Written February 15, 2020
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MaureenRiley44
Los Angeles, CA67 contributions
Nice City Getaway
Sep 2019
I took the train here from Manhattan on a whim and very glad I did it. It took me less than an hour to get there and it was beautiful and peaceful. Nice park to walk around or go running or picnic in. Very easy to get to from the train.
Written October 8, 2019
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Curiosity35515522176
1 contribution
Calm and relaxing
Jul 2019
Green and lots of trees and relaxing. it's nice place for bicycle rides. Not to far from the Orchrad beach.
Written September 10, 2019
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Sherrie G
Bronx, NY145 contributions
The Largest Park around!
Jul 2019
Pelham bay park is HUGE! You can swim at orchard beach, horseback ride along the trails, visit the Bartow Pell mansion or ride or walk the paths for hours. People grill every weekend. It’s a fantastic gem in the Bronx that everyone coming to NY should experience.
Written September 3, 2019
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tfay
33 contributions
Park
May 2019 • Solo
Bike or horse riding!! Play miniature golf or hit some balls. Orchard Beach!! You can do it all!! Come and visit!!
Written July 19, 2019
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MommyEyes
New York City, NY2 contributions
Walk In TheOark
Jun 2019 • Family
It had been over two years since we came to the park. We walk around. Played some soccer. And decided to go to the sprinklers. The sprinklers which used to be so. Ice look Ed like steams of water shooting out. Not all children can have fun all at once. It’s a sad excuse

The older kids wanted to get wet too. So when they got in to get wet the little ones cried not enough pressure. The water does t. One from the ground. It comes from the side of a small wall
Written June 28, 2019
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XSki007
New Jersey1,058 contributions
No Grass , Just People!
May 2019 • Couples
Came on the wrong day to enjoy everything this park has to offer!

It was a holiday weekend, hot and the place was overwhelmed with visitors .

Hard to have a good time.
Written May 26, 2019
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Vale B
3 contributions
A great park with quiet, secluded areas for a full tan
Aug 2018 • Solo
Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park is a wonderful park, where I spend many days and evenings in the Summer. There are so many quiet, secluded ares, where I can lie in the sun just wearing a g-string and relax. It is very easy to meet nice guys and have a good time together, playing, swimming, eating and drinking non-alcoholic beverages.
Written March 24, 2019
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Mildred G
41 contributions
Great Space to enjoy Picnicing and Just Chill
Aug 2018 • Family
Summer time you can see many people just chilling, walking and doing Sports. Park is Beautiful with Plenty of Things to do in Summer ie: Concerts and Events. Its a Great Place for Parties too
Written January 22, 2019
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