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“Beautiful park, nice beach, murky river water”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Croton Point Park

Croton Point Park
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Beautiful park, nice beach, murky river water”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is a beautiful park located on the Hudson river. We went on a weekend and it was $10 a car to get in.
The parking is a bit far from the beach however you can pull up and unload. There is a large grassy tree area on one side of the water for picnics. The beach extends out from there into the harbor. There are two sections of the beach closer to the grassy area that are roped off for swimming with lifeguards. The remaining long stretch of beach is walk-able but swimming is prohibited.
Much of the beach area is tree lined so it's easy to get a shady spot a little further back from the water. The water edge has a gradual drop and then stays at standing height all the way out to the ropes. The floor of the swimming area has an odd soft texture to it that feels like a moss carpet.
This place is near perfect with the exception of two things. There are sand fleas in the beach areas that are shaded under the trees. I had to use bug repellent to deter them from biting. The other thing is the murky river water. It seemed clean...no debris, etc... but it's pretty muddy.
Overall, it was a fun day and my family had a blast in the water.

Visited July 2013
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New York
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78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Nice Park”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

The park has ample parking, you must be a Westchester Resident and have a park permit to use the park. The beach is small but not bad to take a dip in the cleaner part of the Hudson River.

Visited July 2012
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Wappingers Falls, New York
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice Park”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Good place to go to hang near the Hdson River. You can watch the boats along the river or fish and even enjoy the beach for a dip in the water.

Visited May 2012
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Westchester, NY
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nicely redone”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Beautiful river views, running and bike path. Plenty of level green grass to both picnic. Restrooms. Fly a kite, our just lay on the grass and watch the sites. Sumner concerts right next door. Sit on the river shore and dip yourfeet in the hhistoric Hudson.

Visited August 2012
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146 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Eagles,Eagles,Eagles!”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

We went here last weekend(January, 2013) and saw a couple eagles as well as bufflehead merganzers,mallards, and a mink! The park has alot of picnic tables and especially in the winter not large crowds. The Hudson is such an impressive river and there are many views from the park.

Visited January 2013
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