Green Harbour Beach Club Rules

The Officers, Board Members, Club Manager and Lifeguards are authorized and required to enforce all rules and regulations of the Green Harbour Beach Club. All members and their guests are expected to conduct themselves under accepted rules of courtesy and consideration in all areas of the Beach Club. Members are responsible for the conduct of their children and their guest at all times. All requests, complaints and/or recommendations shall first be made to the Club Manager. Then, if the matter remains unresolved, to a Club Officer.


Guest Policy

Anyone not listed in the Green Harbour Beach Club Directory will be considered a guest. See this page for complete rules and to pre-pay for guest passes.


Patio & Clubhouse

  •  A family cannot occupy more than one table (even when hosting guests).
  • GHBC does not permit saving tables. Do not ask a friend to hold a table for you and please do not set your table early in the day, leave and return later in the afternoon. Items on pre-set tables will be removed by the lifeguards.
  • Please do not use the refrigerator for weekly storage. It is shared space. Please remove your items at the end of each day. Please do not store cases of beer in the fridge – bring coolers for beverages. Please do not put any bait in the fridge. Any items left on Sunday evenings will be disposed of.
  • Diaper changing is only permitted on the men’s and ladies’ restroom changing table. Please do not change your child on patio tables or benches
  • Using a tablecloth is recommended when eating at a table.
  • Clean grill utensils after use. Do not place them in the sink expecting them to be washed by someone else.
  • Any silverware, cooking utensils, dishes, or cups borrowed from the kitchen must be washed and returned clean to the drawers/cabinets immediately after use.
  • Dirty dishes should not be left on the counter top nor in the sink at any time.
  • Please clean the grill as you use it.
  • Pizza boxes and other large trash items that take up garbage can space should be brought directly to the dumpster.
  • The club has provided recycle bins for all cans and bottles. Please do not throw food waste into the recycle bins.
  • The club does not supply dish soap or sponge – it is recommended to bring your own.
  • Please refrain from playing loud music.
  • Alcohol should not be stored in the club house fridge.


Ice Machine

  •  Ice machine is strictly off-limits to children: Adults only may retrieve ice from the machine. Do not place any food, bait or drinks inside the ice machine.
  • The ice machine is for members to use while visiting the club. Coolers are not to be filled with GHBC ice
  • Do not take more ice than is necessary for your personal use. Be aware that ice production takes time and that ice may not always be available.


Lifeguards/Club Manager

All requests, complaints and/or recommendations shall be first made to the Club Manager. If the matter remains unresolved, the matter should be brought to a Club Officer.


Parking Lot

  • Only (1) one car per family in the parking lot.
  • Guests should park on the street.
  • For the safety of your children, please tell your children to stay away from the kayak area.
  • Please remind your children not to throw sand into the bay. We lose quite a bit each year due to weather and must replace it each season.
  • Whiffle balls are the only balls that are permitted to be hit with a bat.
  • No Pets are allowed
  • No Smoking (including Vaping) on Club Patio/Sand/Pool Area. Smoking is only allowed in the parking lot.
  • THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR ADEQUATE SUPERVISION. Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied to the club by a parent or guardian, (an adult responsible for the children and their behavior)
  • Should the Club Manager and the Pool Company deem necessary, the Club can close at any time due to Weather Conditions and any other Emergency Concerns. If this call-is made, all Members and Guests at the Club will be notified and asked to leave immediately. Members and Guests MUST comply with these directions.
  • Under no uncertain terms, shall any children write on the handball court – either with marker or with burnt wood. Please ensure your children are aware of this club rule.
  • Please don’t let the children take the soap into the sand.
  • Do not let Children bring sand or buckets into bathrooms.
  • Children are not allowed to write on the playset or the handball court.

Please ensure your family and guests are aware of these rules.



Personal, Family or Guest parties are not allowed at GHBC on the patio, kitchen or anywhere else in the club. The only exception to this rule is pre-approved Children’s parties.  Those rules and reservation requests can be found here.


Pool Rules

The following policies and rules are in accordance with those stipulated by the Board of Health. Those rules pertaining to food and health will be strictly enforced to avoid closure of the pool.

  • THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR ADEQUATE SUPERVISION. Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied to the club by a parent or guardian, (an adult responsible for the children and their behavior).
  • IN AN EMERGENCY, NOTIFY THE CLUB MANAGER OR HEAD LIFEGUARD AND CONTACT 911 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. A telephone is provided at this facility in the pool house located on the pool deck. Telephone numbers for the nearest emergency medical service are posted.
  • Only use this facility during posted hours of operation. Please reference website hours
  • Don’t drink alcohol and swim.
  • No glass is permitted in the pool area or on the pool deck (the area west of the patio): Beverages are permitted in plastic or paper only.
  • No food is permitted in the pool area or on the pool deck.
  • All swimmers must remove sand before entering either pool.
  • Infants and young children who are not bathroom trained, must wear swim diapers always when in either pool. Plastic Swim Diapers must be worn by all diaper age children. The plastic diaper must include elastic waist and leg. The plastic swim diaper MUST be worn over a disposable swim diaper.
  • The kiddie pool only has an attending lifeguard for peak hours. Even when a lifeguard is present, parents should remain in the kiddie pool area to supervise their children.
  • Swimmies, floats, tubes and toys are not permitted in either pool.
  • Only Coast Guard approved life jackets are permitted in the pool.
  • No one will be allowed to enter the main pool unless a Lifeguard is on duty.
  • Lifeguards are not to be asked to watch or care for any specific child or person while on duty. Proper supervision must be provided by the member (or caregiver) for their children.
  • Entry into the pool may be refused to anyone with skin abrasions, colds, coughs, inflamed eyes, infection or wearing bandages.
  • No diving is permitted from side of pool.
  • Only one person is permitted on the diving board at a time. Club Manager or Lifeguards may suspend diving temporarily if deemed necessary for safety.
  • NEVER SWIM ALONE. A minimum of two adults, 18 years of age or older, must be present whenever this swimming facility is in use.
  • Only use this facility during posted hours of operation.
  • No swimming in the diving area when divers are present.
  • No running, pushing, wrestling, ball playing or causing undue disturbance in or around the pool area or pool deck.
  • Use of the kiddy pool is limited to children under the age of seven (7) years. All children in the kiddy pool must be accompanied by their parent/caregiver.
  • Pool will close thirty (30) minutes prior club closing time.
  • Pool and Club hours may vary according to prior scheduled events (such as swim lessons, swim team, water ballet, etc.) or unforeseen events (such as lifeguard shortage, thunder, lightning, etc.)
  • All members shall use the pool at their own risk.
  • Club Manager, Officers or Board Members are authorized to amend or enforce additional rules when necessary to provide for the safe operation of the club


GHBC: 110 Riviera Dr S, Massapequa, NY 11758  |  Mailing Address: GHBC P.O. Box 315, Massapequa, NY 11758

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