175th Street in Fort Washington Park

Manhattan, New York

This is not an official beach but unsigned access to the Hudson River in a semi-protected area.

There are no lifeguards.

There is no parking.

There are bathrooms that may not be open. There used to be portable toilets here.

The only way to get here is to walk, jog, or bike in.

Its a very pretty area. The beach is popular with children and dogs. There are so few sand beaches in Manhattan. You are very close to the Little Red Lighthouse and the George Washington Bridge.

The bottom is sandy as you enter. Not rock or mud as might be expected. At low tide expect to encounter a muddy bottom if you try to stand. At higher tides, standing is not an option unless you are closer in.

As the area creates a bit of a cove, it's kind of sheltered from the Hudson River currents.

If there's wind you may find yourself moved more by the wind than by any current. If the wind is blowing from the south (which is quite typical in summer) you may get whiffs of an offputting smell from the North River Wastewater Treatment plant a little over a mile to the south. As the guy who does the Sisyphus Stones rock stacking thing to the south may be burning some incense, that smell may cover the offputting wastewater treatment plant smell.

If you are outside of the area which makes it a bay or cove you will experience typical Hudson River currents.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
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  • Current Status
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Monitoring Frequency

175th Street in Fort Washington Park is not sampled

Source Information

These sites are not monitored for recreational water standards.

Ira Gershenhorn is an American living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. He is a computer programmer. He has experience and is knowledgeable in the fields of environmental science, strategy, water quality, community engagement and digital communication. Ira sampled water in the Hudson River for three years with the Watertrail Association. He is a volunteer with Riverkeeper and the Billion Oyster Project and an avid user of iNaturalist. Ira is an advocate of swimming in the waters around New York City. He swims in the Hudson River almost every day and has swum at all locations he describes. He wants to give other Swim Guide users and affiliates easy access to information on NYC beaches and bathing zones.

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175th Street in Fort Washington Park

Manhattan, New York

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

This is not an official beach but unsigned access to the Hudson River in a semi-protected area.

There are no lifeguards.

There is no parking.

There are bathrooms that may not be open. There used to be portable toilets here.

The only way to get here is to walk, jog, or bike in.

Its a very pretty area. The beach is popular with children and dogs. There are so few sand beaches in Manhattan. You are very close to the Little Red Lighthouse and the George Washington Bridge.

The bottom is sandy as you enter. Not rock or mud as might be expected. At low tide expect to encounter a muddy bottom if you try to stand. At higher tides, standing is not an option unless you are closer in.

As the area creates a bit of a cove, it's kind of sheltered from the Hudson River currents.

If there's wind you may find yourself moved more by the wind than by any current. If the wind is blowing from the south (which is quite typical in summer) you may get whiffs of an offputting smell from the North River Wastewater Treatment plant a little over a mile to the south. As the guy who does the Sisyphus Stones rock stacking thing to the south may be burning some incense, that smell may cover the offputting wastewater treatment plant smell.

If you are outside of the area which makes it a bay or cove you will experience typical Hudson River currents.

Monitoring Frequency

175th Street in Fort Washington Park is not sampled

Source Information

These sites are not monitored for recreational water standards.

Ira Gershenhorn is an American living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. He is a computer programmer. He has experience and is knowledgeable in the fields of environmental science, strategy, water quality, community engagement and digital communication. Ira sampled water in the Hudson River for three years with the Watertrail Association. He is a volunteer with Riverkeeper and the Billion Oyster Project and an avid user of iNaturalist. Ira is an advocate of swimming in the waters around New York City. He swims in the Hudson River almost every day and has swum at all locations he describes. He wants to give other Swim Guide users and affiliates easy access to information on NYC beaches and bathing zones.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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