All 14 miles of NYC beaches will close after today. This is is your last chance to enjoy public beaches and outdoor pools before they're closed down for the season.
Lifeguards will be on duty at city beaches from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. before calling it a summer. Outdoor pools will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The last day for pools and beaches this summer also comes on Labor Day.
On Long Island Sound in Pelham Bay Park, Orchard Beach, The Bronx's sole public beach, was proclaimed "The Riviera of New York" when it was created in the 1930s. The 115-acre, 1.1-mile-long beach contains a hexagonal-block promenade, a central pavilion, snack bars, food and souvenir carts, two playgrounds, two picnic areas, a large parking lot, and 26 courts for basketball, volleyball, and handball. Changing areas and showers are available. (718) 885-2275