PHOTOS: Island Beach, Looking Snappy on Day One of Summer 2017

GFP rode the first ferry of the 2107 season to Island Beach and found it had received much attention in advance of the 2017 summer season. There was lots of fresh paint, well tended flower beds, and clean new bathrooms. Though the Great Captain Island Ferry will not be available for service until further notice, the Island Beach ferry service commenced on Saturday, June 10, and it could not have been a more perfect beach day.

One can only wonder wondered why there weren’t more people there.

For full ferry schedule click here.

Island Beach ferry, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Island Beach ferry, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Island Beach ferry, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Island Beach ferry, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Island Beach ferry, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Island Beach ferry, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Island Beach ferry, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Island Beach ferry, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Concession stand at Island Beach, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Concession stand at Island Beach, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Island Beach, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Island Beach, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Canopy over waiting area for ferry at Island Beach. June 10, 2017

Canopy over waiting area for ferry at Island Beach. June 10, 2017

Shelter at Island Beach, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Shelter at Island Beach, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Island Beach, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Island Beach, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Island Beach, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Monument at flag pole at Island Beach says the island was given by the family of George Lauder, Jr whose wish was that it be used for the health and recreation of the people of the town of Greenwihch. It was dedicated in 1918. Photo Leslie Yager

Monument at flag pole at Island Beach says the island was given by the family of George Lauder, Jr whose wish was that it be used for the health and recreation of the people of the town of Greenwich. It was dedicated in 1918. Photo Leslie Yager

Riding the first ferry boat to Island Beach, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Riding the first ferry boat to Island Beach, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Seating area at the snack bar at Island Beach is inviting. June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Seating area at the snack bar at Island Beach is inviting. June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Majestic trees form the spine of Island Beach. June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Majestic trees form the spine of Island Beach. June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Signage at the lifeguard station at Island Beach. June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Signage at the lifeguard station at Island Beach. June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Playground area at Island Beach. June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Playground area at Island Beach. June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

#havingthebeachtoyourself at Island Beach June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

#havingthebeachtoyourself at Island Beach June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

 

Saying goodbye to Island Beach, Saturday, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Saying goodbye to Island Beach, Saturday, June 10, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

See also:

Greenwich Summer 2017 Ferry Service: Good News, Bad News

Beach Woes: Cars Speeding at Tod’s Point, Parking on Peripheral Roads

Summer ’17 Beach Pass Changes: Monitor at Island Beach Lot; No Beach Parking Stickers

Don’t Scrape off Your 2016 Beach Sticker; Holly Hill Honors Expired Stickers

Summer ’17 Beach Pass Changes: Monitor at Island Beach Lot; No Beach Parking Stickers

Summer’s Coming: Parks & Rec Marine, Boat, Ferry and Beach Update

Hikes for Greenwich Beach Fees Approved. Expect Uniformed Police Presence Starting Memorial Day


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