Belleayre Beach and Arts and Crafts

Spend the Summer of 2024 at the Belleayre Beach

Nestled in the charming hamlet of Pine Hill, the Belleayre Beach invites families to take part in a summer filled of activities at the beach.  From swimming, boating and kayaking to stand-up paddleboarding and picnicking, there’s something for everyone. Engage in friendly competitions at our horseshoe pits or volleyball courts, reel in the excitement with fishing adventures, arts & crafts, or simply unwind with a refreshing swim and moments of relaxation. Discover endless summer fun at Belleayre Beach!

For any Beach updates please call the Belleayre Beach at 845.254.6195.

The weather may affect park operations. Dates and times are subject to change.

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Hours of Operation

The beach is open from June 15 through Labor Day weekend.
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Beach Rules

Please take some time to read through the Beach Rules.

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Entrance Fees

Belleayre Beach charges a vehicle use fee to enter the facility.  The easy-to-use Beach Pass is your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited entry any day the beach is open.
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Rentals & Activities

In addition to swimming, the beach offers boating, fishing, hiking, and other activities.
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Arts & Crafts At The Beach

Take a little break from swimming and get crafty with us at the Belleayre Beach.  Discover some fun and engaging projects the whole family can enjoy, designed for kids of all ages – including adults.
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Contact Information & Directions to the Belleayre Beach

The Belleayre Beach is located in the Hamlet of Pine Hill, right off of Route 28.
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Hours of Operation

2024 Operating Dates and Hours:

Opening Weekend
Saturday June 15 & 16
10:00am – 5:00pm
Tentatively Open from June 17 through Thursday, June 21.

June 22 through September 2, 2024

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
11:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday and Sunday
10:00am – 6:00pm

Closed on Tuesdays

Additional Summer Days & Hours:
July 4 & 5
10:00am – 6:00pm

Swimming ends at 5:30 and the last boat rental is at 4:30 on days the beach is open.
The weather may affect park operations. Dates and times are subject to change.

Beach Rules

Safety is our first concern

For the safety and enjoyment of all who visit, the following regulations are enforced by staff at the Belleayre Beach:

  • Swimming beyond the second rope is only permitted when there is a lifeguard is on duty.  If no lifeguards are on duty, the park will be open and the swimming area will not be supervised by a lifeguard or other responsible person.  We have established a series of safeguards to be followed by guests, including but not limited to guests not being permitted to go past the second rope.  Additional details will be presented to guests upon arrival at the facility.
  • Flotation (tubes, noodles, rafts, balls, etc.) or underwater devices are not permitted except for U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets.
  • U.S. Coast Guard life jackets are required to be worn when using any vessel (boat).
  • Swimming outside of the roped area is not permitted.
  • Drones are not permitted at Belleayre – Out of safety concerns for guests, employees, and resort property, as well as concerns for individual privacy, Belleayre Mountain prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems by the general public, including recreational users and hobbyists, without the prior written authorization from Belleayre.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the beach.
  • Glass containers are not permitted in the facility.
  • Inverted jumping (flips, etc.) is not permitted off the dock.
  • Animals or pets are not permitted at the facility, including pets in vehicles.
  • Smoking and vaping are not permitted on the beach, in any building, or in lines at the Lifeguard Office and Snack Shack.
  • Swim diapers are required for all children who are not toilet trained.
  • The Belleayre Beach is open to non-motorized recreational kayaking and canoeing as long as the boat has been steam cleaned within the last 24 hours and provide the receipt upon entry.  Please note inflatable boats are not allowed.

Fees & Rates

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Belleayre Beach Season Pass$124 per car for up to 7 passengers. Also includes one 1/2 off boat rental (excludes aqua trikes)
Passenger Vehicle
Valid for one vehicle, driver and up to 3 passengers.
For vehicles entering with more than 4 passengers, a $5 per person charge will be applied.
Valid for one motorcycle, driver and 1 additional passenger
Valid for one walk-in guest
Large Passenger Vehicle/Truck
Valid for one large passenger vehicle, driver and up to 19 additional passengers
Up to 50 people and reservations are required
*Seniors ages 70+ receive FREE midweek/non-holiday admission and a discounted rate of $10 per vehicle on weekends and holidays. Includes driver and up to 3 additional passengers.
NYS Empire Passport holders receive a discounted rate of $15 per vehicle. Includes driver and up to 3 additional passengers.
Access Pass holders receive a free admission.
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Rentals & Activities

Belleayre Beach is the place to be for all your summer fun! In addition to swimming – the beach offers boating, fishing, picnicking, horseshoe pits, volleyball, basketball, and more!  Once you pay the day-use entrance fee, you will have full access to the entire facility and grounds.  Swimming is included with your entrance fee.

The pavilions and sun chair rentals are available for purchase through our store.  Boats are available to rent in person on a first-come first-serve basis at the Lifeguard Office.

A Day Use Entrance Fee is Required to Enter the Facility
Pedal Boat Rental$20 Per Hour
Single Kayak Rental$15 Per Hour
Double Kayak Rental$20 Per Hour
Stand Up Paddle Board Rental$15 Per Hour
Aqua Trike$20 Per Hour
Sun Chair$5 Per Day
Pavilion Rental$125 Per Day
Fishing $FREE with a NYS Fishing Licence
There are limited supplies/balls/horseshoes available in the Lifeguard Office. Sand toys are available to purchase at the Lifeguard Office.
Other Free Activities Include: Volleyball / Badminton, Horseshoe Pits, Play Ground with Swings, Soccer, Wiffle Ball, Hiking, Picnicking (there are limited tables and BBQ grills).
Fun Beach Activities

Boat Rentals

Boating is a fun and relaxing way to play on top of the water. All boats are rented for one hour and the Beach offers the following boat rentals:

  • Stand on Top Paddle Boards
  • Pedal Boats
  • Single Kayaks
  • Double Kayaks
  • Aqua Trikes


Love to fish? Pine Hill Lake has a variety of fish to catch. Trout, bass, sunnies, and perch are just a few of the fish we regularly see on the ends of fishing poles. There is no fee to fish in the lake but remember you are subject to New York State’s fishing rules and regulations. Fishing licenses are not sold at Belleayre Beach, but there are a couple of local sports shops in the area that do.


Cool off in the summer heat this summer at the local swimming hole. The Belleayre Beach offers lifeguard supervised swimming with a white sandy beach. Swimming is only allowed in the roped-in area. Roped off areas include 2 ft, 4 ft, 6 ft, 6-13 ft with diving dock, and a deep water lap lane. Swimming is only allowed when there is a lifeguard on duty and the diving dock and lap lane areas will only be open if there are two or more guards on duty. If there are no guards on duty, the facility will still be open for all other activities. There is a day-use fee to enter the facility.

Free Activities

There are also a bunch of free activities at the Belleayre Beach you can participate in too. Below is just a sampling of what else we have to offer.

  • Volleyball / Badminton
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Soccer
  • Wiffle Ball
  • Picnicking with tables and BBQ grills – There are limited picnic tables and BBQ grills available
  • Hiking – take a nice easy stroll around the lake. If you need something more challenging, there is a trailhead behind the pavilions. These trails will give you access to miles of hiking terrain including trails to the top of Belleayre Mountain.

Contact Belleayre Beach

Phone Number
Phone:  845-254-6195

Using GPS
33 Friendship Manor Road
Pine Hill, NY 12465

From Points East
Take the NYS Thruway (I-87) to Exit 19 – Kingston, NY.
Follow Route 28 West for 32 miles to Pine Hill.
Belleayre Beach will be on the left-hand side of the road.
The beach entrance is located before the Hamlet of Pine Hill.

From Points West
Follow Route 17 to East Branch.
Then follow Route 30 to Route 28 East to Highmount.
Belleayre is approximately 10 miles East of Margaretville and will be on the right-hand side of the road after passing the Hamlet of Pine Hill.

Arts and Crafts at the Beach

Arts & Crafts At The BeachTake a little break from swimming and get crafty with us at the Belleayre Beach.  Discover some fun and engaging projects the whole family can enjoy, designed for kids of all ages – including adults.

Time:  1pm at the Belleayre Beach
Cost:  $8

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July 15 – Build a Bird House

July 22 – Bracelet Making

July 29 –  Felt & Wood Animals 

August 5 – Tie Dye (Bring Your Own T-Shirt)

August 12 – Rock Painting

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