Tod’s Point Beach

I think everyone has a special place they go to when they need a haven.  My inspirational place to decompress is Tod’s Point Beach in Greenwich.  Also known as Greenwich Point, this beach is a popular spot for locals to swim, sunbathe, picnic, enjoy water sports, and simply be with family and friends.

Tod's Point

Tod’s Point

A truly relaxing place!

A truly relaxing place!

I grew up going to this beach with my family, so it is tied to many special emotions.  It’s my place for reflection and healing, as well as a place of salvation.  Spending time at Tod’s Point is about more than just relaxing or playing with my kids; it’s a reminder of what really matters in life and helps me to keep my priorities in focus.  When I’m at the beach, I can completely unwind.

Great for a fun gathering or a morning run.

Great for a fun gathering or a morning run.

When I was younger, we’d sometimes anchor the boat off Tod’s Point.  Other times we’d go directly to the beach to spend the day in the sun.  I became so intimately acquainted with every part of the beach that it is truly special for me to now bring my own children there.  I also like go running at Tod’s Point,which gives me extra time for reflection and to embrace everything around me.  Depending on the time of day or time of year, the beach takes on completely different aspects.   There is always something new to see and experience.  It really is my favorite place on Earth!

An egret at Tod's Point.

An egret at Tod’s Point.

Early morning low tide, with millions of snails dotting the sand.

Early morning low tide, with millions of snails dotting the sand.

If you’re in the area and would like to visit Tod’s Point, keep in mind you’ll need a beach pass from May 1 to Oct 31.  Visit the Town of Greenwich website for more information.  To learn how to help continuing efforts to restore and preserve the beach and its structures, contact Friends of Greenwich Point.