Planning a Greenwich Beach Weekend? Here’s What You Need to Know

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No concessionaire this summer at Byram Beach. Maria Pietrobon of Caffe Bon has withdrawn and the town has organized a food truck instead. June 3, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

If you are a Greenwich resident with a beach sticker on your car from last year, but haven’t received your 2016 sticker yet, you can still go to the beach this weekend.

In fact, the Park & Rec Dept have extended the grace period through Friday, June 10 for residents who haven’t received their stickers yet.

In other beach news, Maria Pietrobon of Caffé Bon, famous for her paninis and homemade lemonade has withdrawn as concessionaire at Byram Beach and will focus on her catering and food truck business.

At last month’s Parks & Rec board meeting, Parks & Rec Director Joe Siciliano explained that the decision reflected the fact that the swimming pool at Byram Park won’t be completed this summer.  He said that in lieu of a beach concession stand, there will be a food truck on site.

On Friday, which was gray and overcast, the beach was quiet and an empty hot dog wagon was parked behind the concession stand.

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Single entry day passes. Earlier this week the single-entry passes, which cost $7.00, hit a bit of a snafu.

This reporter drove to Western Greenwich Civic Center to purchase passes, but the machine was broken and staff couldn’t print out any passes.  Across town, at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, where posters on the front doors left from Memorial Day weekend announced no passes would be sold over the holiday or on the weekend, it was possible to purchase a maximum of five passes.

All the driving could have been avoided by purchasing the passes online. Residents can log into the town website and purchase passes by using a credit card and printing them out. Who knew?

To Purchase Single-Entry Guest Passes Online

Residents can go to the town of Greenwich website and click “Most popular Links: Webtrac” or click here. From there log in using our “Household ID” which is the number on your renewal application. Then put in your password, which is the last name of the addressee. Select tickets, complete your order and print your tickets. See you at the beach!

At Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, signage posting fees for parking passes for non-residents and price for single entry guest passes.

At Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, signage posting fees for parking passes for non-residents and price for single entry guest passes.


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  • John Bowman

    My day was ruined because, as you said, who knew. Nothing is more important, save maybe schools, then getting beach access right. The first Democrat in decades was elected First Selectman because his predecessor lost the beach lawsuit. The Town did next to nothing to publicize this change. I drove from Byram to OGCC to pick up a pass for my guest on Saturday only to find they no longer sell tickets. Faced with driving back to Byram to print them, we gave up a beautiful day. God forbid they just scan from our phones like every other online ticket seller does. No, it’s only 2016 so they need it printed. Add to that the ridiculous stickers with our license plates and the fact I only got one for my small car that doesn’t hold chairs and had to go to Town Hall to order a sticker for my other car, which has been registered and been taxed since 2011. Way to go Town.

    • Maggie

      All the information is online. I had no problem renewing my beach card or purchasing guest passes online.