All year-round, Greenwich Point Park is one of the most popular local destinations for tourists and locals alike.
Boasting a long stretch of sandy beach, miles of walking trails, boating opportunities, and views of the New York City skyline, the park has made itself one of the crown jewels of Greenwich. From May 1st to October 31st ever year, a Greenwich Point Park Pass is required to enjoy all the amenities and activities that the park has to offer.
That means non-residents can enjoy free entry to Greenwich Point Park from November 1st to April 30th!
Here are just some of the reasons why purchasing a pass will be worth your while during your visit!
Already have your Greenwich Point Park pass? See our handy Greenwich Activities Checklist to finish planning your best getaway yet!
Why Greenwich Point Park?
From May 1st through October 31st, passes are required to access Greenwich parks and beaches, including Greenwich Point Park. Many of our guests ask if buying the pass is worth it, and our answer to that question is an astounding yes! The multi-use park provides visitors with a wide variety of premier amenities that will keep you busy all day long. If you’re still not convinced, here are some of the most fun activities that you will have access to with the pass!
4 Reasons to Get Your Greenwich Point Park Pass This Year
- Lounge on the Beach: Recognized as the region’s best beach, Greenwich Point Park is the perfect place to bring a blanket and soak in the sun! You may also choose to pack a lunch and enjoy a romantic picnic right beside the water.
- Recreational Activities: If you are feeling active, Greenwich Point Park is the place to be! You’ll find nearly endless opportunities for exploring such as jogging, cycling, or hiking the nearby trails. In the warm summer months, you’ll find plenty of visitors in the water enjoying a quick swim, fishing, or sailboarding.
- Nature Viewing: Greenwich Point Park is home to very diverse coastal habitats. As you venture through the park, you’ll find a spellbinding environment complete with groves of oak and honey locust, patches of cherries, apple trees, and other berry producing shrubs. Of course, where there are natural and productive habitats, there is wildlife! Keep your eyes open for rabbits and chipmunks in the the marshes, songbirds singing from the trees, or crabs scattering along the beach.
- Beautiful Scenery and Views: Since the park is located right on the Long Island Sound, you can bet there are plenty of gorgeous views to take in! Many visitors enjoy traveling to the westerly tip of the park, where you’ll find gentle sea breezes and a secret garden. If you find the footpath leading from the garden into the woods, you’ll discover a lovely hanging garden that stands on the Tod Mansion stone foundation. Here, you will also be introduced to a panoramic view of the Long Island Sound. Throughout the park, avert your eyes to the distant horizon and you may see the skyline of nearby New York City!
Other Places to See With the Park Pass
Greenwich Point Park is just the beginning! Check out other local destinations you’ll be able to experience with a park pass.
Byram Beach in Greenwich, CT: This freshwater beach is a popular go-to destination for locals. It also is home to the only public pool in town! Visit to take advantage of the lighted tennis courts, ball field, picnic areas, and more!
Island Beach in Greenwich, CT: Also known as Little Captain’s Island, Island Beach is one of the locations that can only be reached by ferry. Visitors to the island enjoy a snack bar, picnic pavilions, dressing rooms, and plenty of beach day fun!
Great Captain Island in Greenwich, CT: This picturesque, crescent-shaped island is another destination only accessible by ferry or private boat! The island includes an active recreation area, a managed conservation area, a rockweed cover, and a salt marsh lagoon. It is a gold mine for explorers and nature lovers looking for a place to relax.
Greenwich Point Park Pass Fees and Locations
Interested in purchasing your pass? Here is everything you need to know about visitor daily park passes and where to find them.
Park Pass Fees:
Daily Pass – $7
Daily Child Pass (0-4 years old) – FREE
Daily Senior Pass (65+ years old) – FREE
*Proof of age if required. A maximum of 5 tickets can be purchased per transaction.*
Daily Parking Pass – $35
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