Fun in the Sun: Westchester's Best Public Swimming Pools, Beaches, and More!

These public pools and beaches are the perfect spots to visit over the summer, whether you’re looking for a place to relax, to take the kids, or just to cool off.


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With the summer heat just starting to kick into full gear, now more than ever we're tempted by the alluring call of the water. Westchester's public swimming pools and beaches beckon, and to speed you on your way to the water's edge, we've pulled together a list of some of Westchester's favorite public swimming spots for the summer.

Many of the following destinations offer a discount for Westchester County park pass holders; they're available on the county's website.

 

Westchester's Swimming Pools

Playland Pool


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This pool is only steps away from the Playland Amusement Park, and is open to anyone who visits—county resident or not. Pool rates are $6 for adults, $4 for children of ages five to 11, $3 for senior citizens (on weekdays), and children under the age of five swim free. If you are a park pass holder, child and adult rates come at discounted prices. Playland Pool opens for season on June 22 and stays open through Labor Day.

1 Playland Parkway,
Rye
914.813.7010

 

Saxon Woods Pool

Saxon Woods Pool is the largest swimming pool in Westchester County and is open Monday through Sunday starting June 28. Near the pool you can also find an aquatic playground and a miniature golf course. If you're a park pass holder, the cost to enter is $6 for adults and $4 for kids of ages 5 to 11. If you're simply a Westchester resident without a park pass, the cost is $15 per person.

1800 Mamaroneck Ave.,
White Plains
914.995.4480

 

Sprain Ridge Pool


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Reopened just in time for the 2019 season, this newly renovated pool complex includes major updates and repairs to the activity pool and spray deck, a refurbished bathhouse, and a brand-new on-site playground right next to the picnic area. The park opens for the season on June 28, with community events like outdoor movie night on the horizon. 

149 Jackson Ave,
Yonkers

914.231.3450

 

Tibbetts Brook Park


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This fun pool is perfect for kids of all ages — there’s a spray playground, in-pool basketball and volleyball equipment, lap lanes, and a lazy river. In order to enter the park, one must be a Westchester county resident and pay a $5 parking fee. Park pass holders pay $8 for entry and non-holders pay $10. Starting June 28, the pool is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

355 Midland Ave.,
Yonkers
914.231.2870

 

Willson’s Waves Pool


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Willson’s Waves includes many water recreation areas—a wave pool, two water slides, a water playground, and a spray deck to cool off. From June 28 to Labor Day, the pool is open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The entry cost for adults is $8 for park pass holders and $15 for non-holders. Parking is $5 for those with a pass and $10 for those without.

8 Bradford Rd.,
Mount Vernon
914.813.6990

 

 

Beaches

​Croton Point Park Beach


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This beach is open to residents and non-residents. Until June 10, the beach is only open on Saturdays and Sundays. Starting June 23, the beach will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. starting on June 28. The only cost is for parking — $5 with a park pass and $10 without.

1A Croton Point Ave.,
Croton-on-Hudson
914.862.5290

 

Harbor Island Park Beach


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Right in the center of Mamaroneck’s Harbor Island Park, this beach is surrounded by greenery, playgrounds, a yacht shipyard, and a sprinkler park for kids. Parking is open to town residents for $7 on weekdays and $10 on weekends and holidays, and the beach fee is $6 for adults and $3 for children of ages 6 to 12. Admission for Kids under the age of 6 is free.

123 Mamaroneck Ave.,
Mamaroneck
914.777.7784

Glen Island Beach


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Only county residents are able to visit this beach, and in order to enter, one must have a county park pass or a New York State driver’s license with a valid Westchester address. The admission fee is $5 with a park pass and $10 without. Until June 17, the beach is only open on Saturday and Sunday, but starting June 28, it's open Wednesday through Sunday. The park also offers picnic pavilions, boat launching, a catering hall, and a restaurant.

1 Pelham Rd.,
New Rochelle
914.813.6720

 

Playland Beach


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Already open for the season on weekends, this beach is the perfect place to spend the day, as it’s conveniently located right by Rye Playland, the Playland pool, and delicious restaurants that overlook the water, like Pier Restaurant & Tiki Bar. Beach rates are $4 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and children ages 5 to 11. Chair rentals, umbrella rentals, and lockers are also available for extra cost.

1 Playland Parkway,
Rye
914.813.7010

 

Hudson Park Beach


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Located in New Rochelle, this beach includes a tented food court area, playground, picnic shelter, and a music bandshell. Visitors must have an Omnicard, New Rochelle’s Parks and Recreations identification card. Parking is free with a valid Park Passport ($40 per year for residents and $80 for non-residents), or $5-$10 per day for residents/non-residents.

1 Hudson Park Rd.,
New Rochelle
914.654.2087

 

For a complete list of Westchester's public beaches, click here.

 

 

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