Harbor Island Park Beach & Parking

Updated May 29, 2020

Season Pass Sales Location, Info, Times

Harbor Island Park Seasonal Beach and Parking Pass sales will begin on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Individuals interested in purchasing a seasonal beach and/or parking pass can do so in person, Monday to Friday, between 10:00am and 3:00pm, outside the double doors of the Stephen E. Johnston Beach Pavilion at Harbor Island Park. In addition, staff from the Village's Parks and Recreation Department will be available to sell seasonal passes between 9:00am and 5:00pm during the Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May 23 to Monday, May 25).

2020 Beach Fees

Village of Mamaroneck residents are required to provide a recent utility bill to prove residency, a driver’s license or state issued ID to prove identity, and the vehicle registration for the vehicle which they wish to register (parking permits only). Beach passes and daily beach tickets may be purchased by check or credit card ONLY. (There is a $2.50 service charge for credit card payments.) At this time, CASH is not accepted.

In order to expedite the process, we encourage individuals applying for a beach pass and/or parking permit to download the application form, print it out, and complete it before visiting the Stephen E. Johnston Beach Pavilion at Harbor Island Park.

Click here to download the 2020 Beach Pass and Parking Permit application form.  

Stephen E. Johnston Beach at Harbor Island Park

The Stephen E. Johnston Beach at Harbor Island Park will open for the Summer 2020 Season on Friday, May 22, 2020 (the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend). The Beach will be staffed every day, from 9:00am to 5:00pm, until Monday, September 7, 2020 (Labor Day). When the beach is not staffed outside of these hours, the beach gate will remain open for all to enjoy the waterfront. The following guidelines are in place:

  • The beach’s maximum capacity will be limited to 150 patrons.
  • Beginning Saturday, May 30: The beach water is OPEN for swimming between 10:00am and 5:00pm when lifeguards are on duty. Beach staff will enforce no swimming rules before 10:00am and after 5:00pm.
  • As of Saturday, May 30, the outdoor shower next to the beach gate is open.
  • The Spray Ground is closed until further notice.
  • The beach will be open to VILLAGE OF MAMARONECK RESIDENTS ONLY between 9:00am and 1:00pm.
  • Non-Village of Mamaroneck residents may enter the beach beginning at 1:00pm.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) will be enforced. Patrons will be asked to leave the beach if they do not adhere to beach rules and social distancing requirements.

IMPORTANT: The Village of Mamaroneck can only keep its parks and beach open if the public follows SOCIAL DISTANCING requirements.

If the public cannot comply with social distancing requirements, then the Village will be forced to close its public parks –
including the Stephen E. Johnston Beach.

SOCIAL DISTANCING (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters)

  • ​​​​​Patrons are urged to wear face masks as per New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.17. which states, “any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance.”
  • Group contact activities are prohibited, including sports (e.g. volleyball, football)
  • While patrons are allowed to bring their own picnics to enjoy on the sand or grass, all picnic tables and picnic areas at Harbor Island Park are closed.
  • Indoor restroom facilities are closed until further notice. Two (2) portable restrooms are available for the public to use: one located in the East Basin and one located in the West Basin. These portable restrooms will be sanitized and cleaned twice daily: once in the morning and once in the late afternoon.

Harbor Island Parking

Daily Parking tickets will be available for purchase via two (2) new “Pay-and-Display Parking Machine” inside Harbor Island Park: one machine is located in the East Basin (parking island near the playground) and the other machine is located in the West Basin (adjacent to the outdoor tennis court). Park patrons must pay at either of these machines (credit card only) and place receipt on car dash. Seasonal parking pass holders should display their parking placard on the rear view mirror. (In order to expedite the process, we encourage individuals applying for a parking permit to download the application form, print it out, and complete it before visiting the Stephen E. Johnston Pavilion.) Click here to download the 2020 Beach Pass and Parking Permit application form. ) The Parks and Recreation Department will have a staff member in the parking booth at the entrance of Harbor Island Park for direction and for informational purposes only. Please note that this individual will not receive or exchange money for parking. Daily boat ramp/trailer parking fees will be collected via a pay station located adjacent to the boat ramp. Ramp users must place receipt on dash.

2020 Parking Fees

Recreational Activities:

At this time, all water sport classes, and instructional kayaking and paddleboarding have been postponed.