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Old 06-19-2020, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY
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Hi, I have a 16 year old daughter. Her and her friends, all 16 and 17 want to go to a beach when it is supposed to be hot next week.

It looks like Glen Island is still closed as a COVID testing site (I would think with the numbers so down and so much testing going on elsewhere they could undo that now). Playland and even Croton beach seem to not be open on weekdays for another week, and two of these friends don't live in Westchester (my daughter goes to a private school and one of the friends lives in Riverdale and the other in Stamford) since I think you have to prove Westchester residency to go to them.

I used to play beach volleyball a lot at Oakland Beach in Rye and they don't seem too expensive for non-residents Monday to Thursday, especially since I would drop them off and not park/stay there. But I went by today and they told me if anyone under 17 is in the group (one of the friends, also my daughter doesn't turn 17 for a month), an adult over 25 needs to be with them and even if all were 17, they all need ID with proof of age (a couple of my daughter's friends have learners permits but she does not yet).

So I am looking to see if there are any other alternatives. At this point they'd be willing to go to Orchard Beach in the Bronx, but I don't think even with phase 2 on Monday they are going to allow swimming yet. which is a dealbreaker for them. Beaches in CT are usually even more expensive for non-residents, and I'm not sure the parents of the one who lives in Riverdale will be willing to go that far, but if there's a not-too-expensive option in Greenwich or Stamford, please let me know as well.
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Old 06-20-2020, 01:38 PM
 
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Harbor Island Beach in Mamaroneck. Open to non residents after 1pm.
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Old 06-21-2020, 07:11 PM
 
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[quote=7 Wishes;58425998]Hi, I have a 16 year old daughter. Her and her friends, all 16 and 17 want to go to a beach when it is supposed to be hot next week.

It looks like Glen Island is still closed as a COVID testing site (I would think with the numbers so down and so much testing going on elsewhere they could undo that now). Playland and even Croton beach seem to not be open on weekdays for another week, and two of these friends don't live in Westchester (my daughter goes to a private school and one of the friends lives in Riverdale and the other in Stamford) since I think you have to prove Westchester residency to go to them.

I used to play beach volleyball a lot at Oakland Beach in Rye and they don't seem too expensive for non-residents Monday to Thursday, especially since I would drop them off and not park/stay there. But I went by today and they told me if anyone under 17 is in the group (one of the friends, also my daughter doesn't turn 17 for a month), an adult over 25 needs to be with them and even if all were 17, they all need ID with proof of age (a couple of my daughter's friends have learners permits but she does not yet).

So I am looking to see if there are any other alternatives. At this point they'd be willing to go to Orchard Beach in the Bronx, but I don't think even with phase 2 on Monday they are going to allow swimming yet. which is a dealbreaker for them. Beaches in CT are usually even more expensive for non-residents, and I'm not sure the parents of the one who lives in Riverdale will be willing to go that far, but if there's a not-too-expensive option in Greenwich or Stamford, please let me know as well.[/quote]






Most of the beaches in CT are "residents only" (For now) the only one I can think of that is open to the public is Sherwood Island Park in Westport, CT (it's about 40 minutes from White Plains)




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Old 06-22-2020, 01:24 PM
 
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Harbor Island Beach in Mamaroneck. Open to non residents after 1pm.
Do you need to be a Westchester resident, or can any visitors use the beach after 1pm? The website doesn't say.
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Old 06-22-2020, 02:55 PM
 
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Do you need to be a Westchester resident, or can any visitors use the beach after 1pm? The website doesn't say.
Open to all. And prior to Covid there was no time restriction for non-residents.
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Old 06-22-2020, 03:33 PM
 
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I am following this with interest as well, as it seems like many the Westchester/LI/CT beaches are all subject to some restrictions due to COVID, which is understandable and I doubt our pool in Dobbs is going to open this year.

It may be a bit too far to consider, but we did a day trip out to Asbury Park, NJ this weekend which has beautiful beaches and a boardwalk that are open to the public. For those interested in dog-friendly options, they are allowed on the beach before 8:30AM and after 6PM. It's about a hour drive in either direction with no traffic. Very clean, no major crowds (we were there in the morning) and people took the initiative to clean up after the dogs which was nice to see.
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Old 06-23-2020, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY
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Following this thread - I am also trying to plan a beach day for myself, a friend and his son in town for the summer. We live in Westchester (well his son doesn't, but don't think they'll ask a pre-teen for ID when one of the adults is clearly his parent lol). None of the Westchester beaches particularly excite me, but I guess would work as a last resort.

I've been following the CT beaches - their Twitter has been great about notifying followers when a parking lot is closed due to capacity. In my research I didn't see anything about the beaches only being open to CT residents. That would be understandable but a bummer since I had kind of decided on one of their beaches haha.

Asbury may be a good option (for my needs anyway). I've been there in the past and found it to be a lovely beach.
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Old 06-24-2020, 07:02 AM
 
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Do you need to be a Westchester resident, or can any visitors use the beach after 1pm? The website doesn't say.
I grew up 20 minutes away from Sandy Hook, NJ. Asbury Park is a little further away. When we lived outside of Boston, we were 50 minutes from Cape Cod which has the nicest beaches on the east coast.

The one problem with Westchester is its distance from beaches.

Mammoneck is probably the nicest beach. The parking at the marina/beach clearly stated Mamaroneck residents only. It may have changed since a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 06-24-2020, 11:59 AM
 
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We went to Sandy Hook 2 weekends in a row earlier this month and it was great, no traffic, parking available and no major crowds.

Fast forward to this weekend around 8AM traffic was backed up all the way over the bridge and about a mile or two before. We drove a little further south and were happy to find that Asbury Park was still relatively uncrowded with plentiful parking, but not sure how long that is going to last.

I'd love to know if there's anything closer but the general consensus seems to be that Westchester doesn't have a lot of (public) beach options.
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Old 06-24-2020, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY
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I'd love to know if there's anything closer but the general consensus seems to be that Westchester doesn't have a lot of (public) beach options.
Probably debatable if Jones is closer or not, but definitely cheaper tolls wise.
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