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Back To The Beach: Greenwich Officially Opens The Summer Season

Beachgoers will begin to hit Greenwich Point this weekend.
Beachgoers will begin to hit Greenwich Point this weekend. Photo Credit: File Photo

GREENWICH, Conn. — Memorial Day weekend can only mean one thing for beach fans: The summer season will official begin with the opening of Greenwich Point and Byram Park on Saturday, May 27.

The beach season will run through Sept. 4.

Greenwich residents can obtain or renew a beach pass, by clicking here .

Ferry service will be available starting Saturday, June 10, for both Island Beach and Great Captain’s Island. The island bathing beach season will run through Sept. 10, for Great Captain’s Island and Sept. 16 for Island Beach.

The Department of Health and Department of Parks and Recreation will enforce the existing policy of prohibiting recreational swimming at local tidal beaches after large rainfalls.

The policy does not include the island beaches, which are not affected by rainfall. Closures of the Island beaches will be announced by the Department of Health when necessary and announced for other locations after large rainfall events.

The Division of Environmental Services will collect and analyze beach water samples weekly throughout the season.

After rainfall events of a half-inch or greater, Byram Beach will close automatically for one beach day. If multiple storms occur, then the beach will close for one full day after the rain has stopped.

Openings, closings and other announcements on beach activity will be released through the Division of Environmental Services Beach Hot Line at 203-622-7855.

All swimming closures will be posted at each beach by the Department of Parks and Recreation.

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