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5 Best Beaches in Westchester County


5 Best Beaches in Westchester County

Surf and sand is plentiful in Westchester County, and as summer is fast approaching, you may be wondering what to do with the kids this summer. Westchester County has many beautiful beaches so why sit in traffic for hours on end just to make your way over to the beaches in Long Island, NY. 

Here are my 5 top picks for Westchester County beaches including parking fees and other additional information so you know what to expect before you go.

Harbor Island Park - Mamaroneck

Harbor Island Park Beach is located in the Village of Mamaroneck in Westchester County. This 700ft saltwater beach is open to everyone with an admission fee ($5 for adults, $3 for kids 6 to 12, $1 for seniors, and free for kids under 6). 

The park also has a playground apparatus, spray ground, pavilion, rest rooms, showers, marina, boat launching area, docks, fishing floats, tennis club, picnic tables, benches, swing benches, ball fields, play fields. There are also concerts and special events held in the park including Mamaroneck’s “Harbor Fest”.

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Croton Point Park Beach - Croton-on-Hudson

This 508-acre park on a peninsula along the Hudson River’s eastern shore is pure perfection. This park offers year-round events and activities and has facilities for camping, hiking and swimming.

Open: 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m. (final entry 6 p.m.) Sat, Sun, and holidays through June 20; Wed-Sun June 25 through September 6

Fees: $10 parking without a Parks Pass; $4 adults, $3 children.

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Glen Island Park - New Rochelle

This 105-acre island property is connected to New Rochelle by a drawbridge built in the 1920s. After Playland, Glen Island is the second most widely used park in the County Parks system. One of Westchester’s unique jewels, it was initially developed as a summer resort by John H. Starin. The original design exhibited the five cultures of the western world on individual islands linked together with piers and causeways. Today the islands have been merged with substantial fill areas totaling 130 acres and providing a beautiful crescent shaped beach with access to the Long Island Sound.

Glen Island Park also offers picnic pavilions, reservable and open picnic areas, boat launching, pathways, a catering hall and a restaurant.

Open: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (final entry 6 p.m.) daily, July 3 through Labor Day, September 6, for Westchester residents

Fees: $5 parking with Parks Pass, $10 without; weekends only after Labor Day.

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Rye Town Park & Beach - Town of Rye

This 63 acre area serves as a popular spot to come experience some fun and relaxation at the historically known spot overlooking the Long Island Sound. Located next to Rye Playland, a sprawling amusement park and close to downtown Rye with its eclectic shops and restaurants, it’s the perfect NY weekend getaway or day trip if you’re local. 

Open: 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Sat, Sun, and holidays
Fees: $10 parking without a Parks Pass

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Playland Beach - Rye

Playland Beach is immediately adjacent to Rye Town Park & Beach. Between the beach, the pool, and Playland park itself, you could easily spend all day at this Westchester institution. There’s a small admission fee to the beach for everyone over 2 years old, and you have to pay to park—but if you don’t feel like packing a chair or umbrella, you can rent one for $5 each. Also worth noting is that you don’t have to be a county resident to visit!

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Sabina  Huq

Sabina Huq

Hey everyone! I’m Sabina Huq! As a native of the UK, I’ve had the incredible fortune to move to this amazing country and have enjoyed living on both the West and East Coasts – and now I can’t imagine living anywhere else! I chose Ardsley in Westchester County as my home in 2017, and I haven’t looked back since!

I’m a real estate agent with a passion for educating the public through social media. I love exploring the myriad of things Westchester County has to offer including its restaurants, state parks and trails, and panoramic Hudson River views! In fact, one of my favorite places to visit is Untermyer Park & Gardens which is a historic 43-acre city public park, located in Yonkers and only 8 minutes from my home! If you’ve never been, you must check it out!

I also enjoy cooking and have my own recipe site called, and I particularly enjoy trying to replicate dishes I’ve tried at restaurants! I like to think that every culinary accident is a new opportunity in the making! Oh and if you’re a foodie like me, download the Atmosfy app and follow me @onebiteandyourehuqd.

On the personal front, I’m a wife and a mom to a beautiful 6 year old daughter who was born with an extra chromosome; and I’m incredibly lucky that I live in Ardsley where Gigi’s Playhouse is located; a Down Syndrome Achievement Center where my family and I are active participants. It’s our comfy space!

So…that’s enough about me! Enjoy my website and I look forward to connecting with you! See you around town!

Sabina Huq
Licensed Real Estate Agent
NY License #10401362254
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