Beaches in Greenwich CT
Greenwich CT features four beach areas Byram Shore Beach and Park and Great Captain's Island, Greenwich Point (Tod's Point) and Island Beach. Of the four, Greenwich Point is the largest, while Great Captain's Island and Island Beach requires a ferry to get you there.
Byram Shore Park
Byram Shore Park and Rosenwald Park, tucked between the Connecticut Turnpike (I-95), Ritch Avenue and Long Island Sound, are a haven for water sports and over 29 ½ acres they have something for everyone. For more than 60 years Byram Shore Park has been the home of the Byram Shore Boat Club. For bathers there is a large beach front and those who prefer to swim in fresh water the park is the location of the only public pool in town, right on the edge of the sound.
Great Captains Island Great Captains Island consists of 17-acres-plus and 1 ½ miles from the mainland, accessible by ferry from the Arch Street dock on a schedule determined by the tides and by private boat. A handsome stone lighthouse on a steep cliff adds to the charm of the property. The island is open year-around to Greenwich residents with beach cards and their guests. Public bathing is permitted at a crescent-shaped beach area with picnic tables, grills, restrooms and boat moorings.
Greenwich Point is a 147-acre recreational park on a peninsula extending into Long Island Sound, open 6 a.m. to sunset year-around for residents with beach cards and their guests (small fee for guests). The area offers sandy beaches enclosed by sand dunes and a network of trails along the coastline as well as areas for fishing, boating, sailing, kayaking, sunbathing, swimming and picnicking.
Island Beach, formerly known as Little Captains Island, is situated in Long Island Sound about two miles south of Greenwich Harbor. It is accessible between mid-June and mid-September by ferry from the landing at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park off Arch Street across from which parking is available. The island with its dock area covers more than 5 ½ acres. There are almost 1,000 feet of sandy beach and designated swimming and boating areas with lifeguards on duty. The facilities include picnic tables, grills, a snack bar, covered shelters (one of the once used as a carousel), dressing rooms and restrooms.