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Orchard Beach is the only public beach in Bronx, on the Long Island Sound, and when it was created in the 1930s, it was called "The Riviera of New York." The lovely 115-acre beach, which is more than a mile long, has a hexagonal-shaped promenade, two playgrounds, picnic areas, 26 courts for basketball, volleyball, and handball, and a central pavilion with a number of restaurants, snack bars, food stalls, and souvenir shops. Orchard Beach is still a popular spot on a hot summer’s day, with thousands of sun worshippers enjoying the cooling waters, soft sand, and one-of-a-kind spectacular view of the city.
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