Orchard Beach

Bronx, New York
Managed by The Swim Guide

Orchard Beach is the Bronx's main public beach. It is situated on the western end of Long Island Sound and part of Pelham Bay Park, covering a mile and 115 acres. It is most recognized for its unique crescent shape and beautiful views of City Island. Once referred to as the "Riviera of New York," the park's hexagonal-block promenade is lined with food stores and specialty shops, two playgrounds, two picnic areas, a large parking lot, a central pavilion and 26 athletic courts for basketball, volleyball, and handball. Its 13-section sandy beach draws tens of thousands of families, swimmers, athletes and loungers on hot days. On cooler days, its shores make the perfect setting for relaxing strolls. It is tremendously crowded on the weekends, so if you're looking for a more peaceful experience come during the week. Admission is free, however parking is $6 on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. This beach is operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
26°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Orchard Beach is sampled weekly from May 15th to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

New York Beaches are monitored by the New York City Office of Public Health Engineering. Samples are collected at least once a week from late May (Memorial Day) to early September (Labor Day).

A beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain less than 35 enterococci/ 100ml of water and the single sample result is less than 104 enterococci/100ml.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain more than 35 units enterococci/ 100ml of water or the single sample result is equal to or above 104 enterococci/100ml.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swim Guide's updates New York beaches with information from the NYC.gov Health website for beach water quality. You may also get water quality information from 311. New York also has a text message alert program called "KNOW BEFORE YOU GO."
Text BEACH to 877-877 for real time info.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Orchard Beach

Bronx, New York
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
26°C
Cloudy

Orchard Beach is the Bronx's main public beach. It is situated on the western end of Long Island Sound and part of Pelham Bay Park, covering a mile and 115 acres. It is most recognized for its unique crescent shape and beautiful views of City Island. Once referred to as the "Riviera of New York," the park's hexagonal-block promenade is lined with food stores and specialty shops, two playgrounds, two picnic areas, a large parking lot, a central pavilion and 26 athletic courts for basketball, volleyball, and handball. Its 13-section sandy beach draws tens of thousands of families, swimmers, athletes and loungers on hot days. On cooler days, its shores make the perfect setting for relaxing strolls. It is tremendously crowded on the weekends, so if you're looking for a more peaceful experience come during the week. Admission is free, however parking is $6 on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. This beach is operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Orchard Beach is sampled weekly from May 15th to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

New York Beaches are monitored by the New York City Office of Public Health Engineering. Samples are collected at least once a week from late May (Memorial Day) to early September (Labor Day).

A beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain less than 35 enterococci/ 100ml of water and the single sample result is less than 104 enterococci/100ml.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain more than 35 units enterococci/ 100ml of water or the single sample result is equal to or above 104 enterococci/100ml.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swim Guide's updates New York beaches with information from the NYC.gov Health website for beach water quality. You may also get water quality information from 311. New York also has a text message alert program called "KNOW BEFORE YOU GO."
Text BEACH to 877-877 for real time info.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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