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POLL: Vote for Your Favorite Greenwich Beach

In this feature, we're asking you to get involved in some friendly competition.

 

After years of lawsuits proceeded by awkward kerfuffles and endless bickering over non-resident fees, one thing is certain: Greenwich residents love their beaches. We all have our warm memories to sustain us through bitter winter months and who knows how many snow storms.

Patch invites you to close your eyes and imagine salt air, toes in the warm sand, the soothing rhythm of waves lapping at the crusty seaweed... Maybe some patient seagulls hovering near an errant french fry.

We're wondering which beach comes to mind when you conjure up your perfect day in the sand: , , , or .

We invite all you beach-lovers to create a free Patch login name and password if you don't already have one, and vote in our poll below. 

After you help us determine Greenwich's all-time favorite, visit the listings in our Places section and write any comments you'd like to share. Or post them in the comments section below.

Those beach days may seem far off, but winter solstice has come and gone, and the days are getting longer. Before you know it we'll be flashing our beach passes and staking our claim in the sand.

Danielle D'Angelo December 26, 2011 at 05:16 PM
Great Captains Island - a beautiful hidden treasure!
By River Parks December 26, 2011 at 05:52 PM
EPA Beach Closure and non-compliance with Clean Water Act and Health Standards-2010 according to NRDC http://1.usa.gov/vSKZVg Byram Beach - 57 water samples - failed 18% with closures 7 days Gr. Captains Is. - 30 water samples - failed 10 % with closures 2 days Island Beach - 32 water samples - failed 3% with 1 closure Greenwich Point - 48 water samples - failed 4% with 1 closure. So where would you want to swim?
By River Parks December 26, 2011 at 05:53 PM
Correction - Island Beach failed 13% (one out of seven days).
Ella Dawson December 26, 2011 at 08:42 PM
I love to run at Tod's... but maybe I'll avoid swimming from now on.
Stephen Pratt December 26, 2011 at 10:40 PM
Grew up at Island Beach. But spent more time at Todds Point. Nothing would fix the beaches until the Sound is cleaned up. .
Leslie Yager December 27, 2011 at 12:11 AM
Doctor told us shower immediately after swimming... Or else.
By River Parks December 27, 2011 at 12:43 AM
The purpose of our comments is not to dis(tain) the glory of our beaches, but to lament the lack of care for water quality coming out of the end of the storm drainage pipes - often containing toxic metals and fecal bacteria to an alarming degree. There are legal mandates in place to prevent this from happening. But the Town of Greenwich, with both its elected officials and department heads, seems to be in denial of the facts. See lab test at GreenwichCT.org Board of Selectmen Dec 1, 2011 for the numbers. The Governor has just provided a $100,000 grant to improve the equipment and facilities of the Health Dept laboratory in the basement of Town Hall. Does that send a message? Has the Town tested the discharge to the Harbors for sediments and heavy metal toxins? Why not?
Leslie Yager December 27, 2011 at 12:45 AM
River Parks, I did not mean to be facetious in the least. Your point is well taken.

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