Map and Photos of Plum Beach Orignally and island, Plum Beach became connected to the mainland when Robert Moses built the Belt Parkway.
Named after (go figure) Beach Plum bushes that grow around here, the beach itself is home to an annual invasion of horseshoe crabs during May and June who come here to mate and lay their eggs. They're not the only ones coming here to mate: the secluded nature of the beach has made it attractive as a "Lovers Lane" for decades, but in recent years it's become very seedy and the scene of murders in 2002 and 2006.
It is also known as one of the best windsurfing and kiteboarding locations in New York City.
The area is often spelled "Plumb Beach"; because both Marty Markowitz's website and the NYC Department of City Planning use the Plum spelling on their sites, that's what we use here.
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