A point of pride for Greenwich is its collection of beaches along Long Island Sound. Beaches are open year round, but Park/Beach Passes are required from May 1 through Oct. 31. Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend from 10 to 6.

Greenwich Point on Shore Road in Old Greenwich, also known as Tod’s Point, is open from 6 a.m. to sunset. There are lockers, bicycle racks, a concession stand, rest rooms and showers, first aid station, picnic tables, grills, and water fountains. In addition to swimming, sunbathing, and boating, the park is popular with hikers, joggers, and fishermen. There is a network of trails throughout the park and a Secret Garden. The Seaside Center of the Bruce Museum and the Old Greenwich Yacht Club can also be found here.

Byram Beach/Pool at the corner of Rich Avenue and Byram Shore Road offers the only public pool in town. The pool is open from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. There are set-aside times for family swim, adult swim, and senior swim. In addition to the beach and pool, there are ball fields (one lighted), lighted tennis courts, rest rooms, a water fountain, picnic tables, and playground. The park is also home to the Byram Shore Boat Club. For boaters, there are 300 slips for small boats, a launching ramp, lockers for boating gear, and a dry dock area.

Great Captains Island is accessible by ferry from the landing at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Arch Street in central Greenwich. Ferry service is available June 14 through Sept. 7. The 17-acre island offers a beach area, boat mooring, rest rooms, and water fountains. There is also a conservation area.

Island Beach is in Long Island Sound two miles south of Greenwich Harbor. Summer access is by ferry from Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. The ferry runs June 14 through Sept. 15. There are designated swimming and boating areas, dressing rooms, rest rooms, picnic tables, grills, a snack bar and covered shelters. It is one of the town’s oldest public parks.