Beach season is upon Greenwich once again, and residents will need passes to visit Greenwich Point starting Monday.
Gatekeepers will be at the parks scanning beach cards, so make sure youre prepared before you pack up the family for an outing or head there alone for a beach stroll.
Day pass entry fees for beaches are $5 per person in addition to a $20 parking fee. Tickets cannot be purchased at beaches, however. Residents must obtain tickets weekdays at Town Hall or Eastern Greenwich Civic Center. Beach passes will go on sale at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center starting Memorial Day weekend.
It may feel like summer, but not every park is open just yet. Lifeguards wont be on duty until Memorial Day weekend, and Byram Beach wont be accessible until May 21. The ferry service to Island Beach and Great Captains Island will return June 11.
Residents with beach passes from last year can use their cards until May 22 at Greenwich Point and Byram parks. Only new residents and those who did not purchase passes last season will be required to submit applications. To get a park pass, find an application at the towns website. Submit two proofs of residency for all applicants born in 1986 or before. Seniors must submit a proof of age if born 1946 or before.
For a car taxed in Greenwich, submit a copy of the 2009 Town of Greenwich vehicle tax bill or current DMV registration for each sticker required. Passes are valid for only one year. For cars not taxed in Greenwich, submit a DMV vehicle registration and $100 for each sticker.
Visiting guests and family members much purchase daily passes, but nannies and caregivers have separate application forms that can also be found on the towns website.
Before visiting the beach, check online for beach closures based on water testing that begins in May.
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