Island Beach

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GFP Year in Review: Top Beach & Boat Stories from 2018

In 2018 the Harbor Master shared stories of hazards to navigation and the demise of the Showboat. In October a sudden storm coincided with high tide and the town closed Greenwich Point. In June the Greenwich Pool at Byram Park opened with fanfare. In August the Town celebrated 100 years of ownership of Island Beach. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Island Beach in Style

Island Beach’s 100 years in Greenwich’s possession is rich in history. It once had an excellent restaurant and amusement park. Later it had a tower and high dive and popular float to rest and socialize after swimming. It has weathered many storms and now has new bathrooms, dock, plantings and more. Continue Reading →

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Are Greenwich Beaches Too Crowded?

When a caller to Ask the Selectman asked Peter Tesei if anything could be done about Greenwich overcrowded beaches on weekends, he was sympathetic and acknowledged he’s heard the complaint many times this year. He said he’d witnessed the problem himself and that our beaches are increasingly a destination. The First Selectman said that out-of-town visitors don’t necessarily have the same amount of respect for Greenwich beaches as residents. Continue Reading →

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