The Castle sits in the middle of Port Chester which is a harbor town, giving us great access to the beautiful waterfronts of the Long Island sound. While Port Chester’s waterfront is best enjoyed by boats and walks along our green parks, towns right next door to us offer sandy beaches that are worth a trip. Here are three beaches that are only within a ten minute drive from The Castle.
Greenwich Point is a multiple-use recreational park on a peninsula into long island sound. A popular spot for swimming, fishing, boating, water sports, walking, and nature study, there are also picnic tables and grills available for summer BBQs. Some Greenwich Point visitors prefer the land on the westerly tip which renders more intimacy with salt water and sea breezes and from this vantage point, one can experience a panoramic overview of Long Island Sound.
Owned by the Town of Greenwich, but closer to the shore of Port Chester, these islands can be reached by only private boat or ferry. During the summer months, there is Ferry Service from the landing at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park off Arch Street in central Greenwich with free parking is available across Arch Street. While there is a small fee per person for beach and ferry access, the price is well worth it. Two miles off the coast, these islands make you feel like you’re 2,000 miles South on an Island paradise. With private lagoons, historical lighthouses, various wildlife and sandy beaches perfect for swimming and tanning, these tucked away islands are some of the best kept beach secrets of our area.
Located amongst the 5.5 mile coastline of Rye, Oakland Beach has been a destination for beachgoers for over a century. With close proximity to Rye Playland, it makes a great place for a whole day of summer fun. Complete with scenic views, historic architecture and a restaurant, it’s no wonder this local beach has been a favorite of Westchesterites since 1907.