Orchard Beach is 1.1 miles long and located on Long Island Sound in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx. Residents go there to swim, have picnics, and enjoy the summer concerts. Nearby is Pelham Bay Park, which offers activities such as golf, tennis, and horse-back riding. You can take the 12 bus all the way there. The Orchard Beach area includes two picnic areas, two playgrounds, a large parking lot and 26 courts for basketball, volleyball, and handball. Admission is free but there is a parking fee of $6.00 Monday through Friday and $8.00 on weekends and holidays.Directions
Bus: Bx12, Bx29, Bx5, Bx52, and Westchester Line number 45 serve the park. Orchard Beach is served by the Bx5 and Bx12 buses during the summer only. During the winter, take the Bx29 to the City Island Circle and walk to the beach.
Subway: Take the 6 line to its last stop, Pelham Bay Park. Connect to bus (see above).