Fitness

 

Fairfield County Beaches

Beaches are open year round, but Park/Beach Passes are required from May 1 to October 31. Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Town of Greenwich Department of Health tests the beaches weekly during the swimming season. Click here to find out if a beach is open or closed to swimming.

Greenwich Point 
Greenwich Point is open daily from 6:00 am until sunset. Activities include jogging, walking, cycling, nature study, boating, fishing, sailboarding, sun bathing, swimming, and picnicking. At various locations throughout the park one can find benches to sit on for quiet contemplation and enjoyment. Leashed dogs are only allowed from December 1 through March 31.

During the period from May 2 through October 31, prior to 7:00 am and after 5:00 pm (6:00 am on weekends and holidays), only vehicle permits for residents and vehicle fees for visitors will be required, no per person fees will be charged. Seasonal or single entry park pass and vehicle permit/parking pass are required between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Byram Beach is open daily 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.  For those bathers who prefer fresh water, the park has the only public pool in town, located right at the water’s edge. Bathhouses are available for those using both beach and pool. For sports enthusiasts, the Park has lighted tennis courts as well as the only lighted ball field in Greenwich.

Great Captain Island 
During the summer months, there is a Ferry Service from the landing at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park off Arch Street in central Greenwich. Parking is available across Arch Street.

Island Beach, formerly known as Little Captain Island, is situated in Long Island Sound about two miles south of Greenwich Harbor. During the summer months, there is a Ferry Service from the landing at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park off Arch Street in central Greenwich. Parking is available across Arch Street.

There are many miles of coastline on Long Island Sound and provide three town beaches; Compo, Burying Hill, and Old Mill.

All of Westport’s waterfront properties are open with Lifeguards on duty Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend at Compo and Burying Hill Beaches.

Vehicle parking emblems are required from May 1 though Sept.30 or a daily fee is available.  Please go to Compo Beach or Burying Hill for additional information.


Sherwood Island State Park is on the shore of Long Island Sound in Westport. It is a cooperative effort of the CT Department of Environmental Protection and the Friends of Sherwood Island.  Sherwood Island State Park is not owned and operated by the Town of Westport.  Please visit their website  or call (203) 226-6983 for more information.


Riverside Yacht Club We encourage and provide sailing opportunities of all kinds whether it is racing, cruising, or daily excursions in the many inlets in Captain Harbor. Our recently renovated clubhouse provides a welcoming environment and safe haven to members and guests alike. Address: 102 Club Road, Riverside, CT 06878. Phone: 203.637.1706