As summertime rolls in, visitors to Greenwich will begin searching for the best ways to beat the heat! While lounging by the outdoor pool at the Stanton House Inn is a great option, we also highly recommend visiting the Greenwich beaches. Of these beaches, Byram Beach always falls into the category of summer favorites. Here are just a few reasons why you’ll want to add Byram Beach to your vacation itinerary.
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6 Reasons You’ll Love to Visit Byram Beach This Summer
As part of Byram Park in Greenwich, CT, Byram Beach is an ideal place to relax and soak in some summer sun. The 20-acre parcel was acquired by the city in 1918 and the beach was constructed using sand from Long Island, NY. The purchase of the Rosenwald property in 1975 expanded the beach, adding even more activities for visitors. Today, here are just some of the best things to do at Byram Beach in Greenwich, CT!
Relax on the Beach
What’s a day at the beach without spending some time on the shore? Whether you decide to lay out with a good book or take a dip in the refreshing saltwater, you can’t go wrong with a day on Byram Beach.
Swim in the Freshwater Pool
Saltwater not exactly your forte? No problem! The park is home to the only outdoor public pool in town. That way, you won’t have to worry about sand caking your feet or salt from the ocean clinging to your skin.
Play a Game on the Softball and Tennis Courts
Play ball! Challenge your friends to a game of tennis or softball on the lighted courts. If you’re interested in fun facts, legend has it that some of the stones from the cliffs that surround the softball courts were used in the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Hike to the Rosenwald House Site
Above the ball field, you’ll find the former site of the Rosenwald House. Although the home can no longer be found, visitors love to make the hike for the stunning panoramic views of Long Island Sound.
Enjoy a Cookout
Several areas for quiet picnics and BBQ’s are scattered throughout the park. This is a great opportunity to host a party with your friends or enjoy a romantic picnic with your sweetheart. A clambake area with a pavilion is also available upon reservation for larger groups.
View the Nature and Wildlife
If you foster a deep appreciation for nature, we encourage you to take a stroll through Byram Beach. From the mature pines, maples, oaks, and lovely flowerbeds, the park is a true sight to behold. As you explore, you may also find some native residents including waterfowl, mute swans, Canadian geese, and mallards.
More Greenwich Summer Destinations You’ll Love
Byram Beach is just the beginning! Here are even more places in Greenwich that are ideal for a summer getaway.
Don’t forget that all guests to Greenwich beaches must purchase a pass between May 1st and October 31st. Passes go for $7 per adult and can be purchased at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center or Bendheim Western Civic Center.
Plan the Ultimate Summer Vacation to the Most Romantic Bed and Breakfast Outside of NYC
After your day at the parks, return to our luxurious bed and breakfast to relax and unwind. The Stanton House inn is a historic mansion that boasts 20 gorgeous guestrooms and suites, exclusive vacation packages, and convenience to all of your favorite local attractions. Ready for the romantic getaway of a lifetime?