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Beach Operations

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The beach is also an important habitat for hundreds of species of plants and animals.  For more information, please visit the Long Island Sound Study's web site:

Schedule For Beach Operations –

The Park’s “In Season” begins on the Friday before Memorial Day and runs through Labor Day. Weather permitting, lifeguards will be on duty and the beach is open for swimming from 9 a.m. until dusk. Parking and Beach admission fees will apply (see below). For Tide Information, click here.   

The beach may be open for swimming on the weekends after Labor Day through September if weather permits and lifeguards are available. See home page for fee details.

“Off Season” (Oct 1 until Memorial Day weekend).  

 The bathrooms will be open during the day through November.    

For further information, call 914 967-0965 

Lifeguard System and Beach Rules & Regulations  

Beach operations are managed by a staff of over 20 trained and certified lifeguards. The lifeguard station and first aid center is located about 100 yards north of the center beach access gate. The Lifeguards determine and mark off the permitted swimming areas, according to weather and other safety issues.

Rules and regulations have been established to insure that beachgoers have a safe and pleasant experience.

  1. Barbecuing is permitted only at the north beach grills, and only by permit.  
  2. Swimming is permitted only when lifeguards are on duty.
  3. Dogs must be leashed and owner controlled at all times in designated park areas.  They are not allowed on the beach.

The Following Are Strictly Prohibited:

  1. Organized ball-playing without permission
  2. Glassware (containers, bottles, etc.)
  3. Loud radios/music
  4. Smoking
  5. Dogs on the beach or in the restaurant/pavilion area
  6. Bicycle riding in the restaurant/pavilion area.  Please walk your bicycle on the path in those areas to avoid pedestrian or rider injury.
  7. Climbing on the beach rocks and breakwater     
  8. Offensive language or behavior/indecent bathing attire
  9. Kite-flying, spear or line fishing
  10. Flotation devices or boards longer than three feet

Parking and Beach Access Fees For Rye Town Park

The park and beach are open to the general public.  You don’t have to be a resident to use the park.  Persons can pay on a daily basis or purchase season permits, which provide discounts to people planning to use the beach and park frequently.

Residents of Rye City, Port Chester, Rye Brook and Rye Neck get discounts on both daily rates and season permits.

Non-residents of these communities can also buy season permits, at higher rates.

There are three categories of permits for residents and non-residents: Senior, Single, and Family.  For residents, there is a fourth category – Platinum.

Parking Only permits can also be purchased, which provide for unlimited free parking during the beach season.

All permit holders get free beach access on the fireworks evenings.  

Daily rates for parking and beach access are higher on weekends than weekdays.

The daytime parking rates are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Evening parking rates run from 7 p.m. until the park closes.  Daytime beach access rates are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Late Afternoon beach access rates are from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Evening Beach access rates are from 7 p.m until closing. Residents are free after 7 p.m for beach access.

See the complete chart of the 2017 daily and seasonal permit rates on the permits and fees page.

Pre-Season Operations: Starting May 3rd, the permit office is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fees are charged for parking starting in April.  Check back in April 2017 for next year's details.  If you have further questions about fees, call the beach office (starting April 3rd) at 967-0965.