Great Captain's Island

Greenwich, Connecticut

Great Captain's Island is the largest of a group of three islands off the coast of Greenwich. The west side of the island features a peaceful beach and picnic area that can be accessed during the summer months via ferry from the Arch Street Dock in Greenwich. The island also has a natural area and managed conservation area. Visitors to the island will find the 19th- century Great Captain Island Lighthouse.

From May 1st to October 31st, visitors must have a beach/park pass. Lifeguards are on duty during the day from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
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  • Current Status
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Current Weather
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Monitoring Frequency

Great Captain's Island is sampled weekly from May 15th from September 15th.

Source Information

Beaches are monitored by the Town of Greenwich starting in May or June through August each summer. Beaches may be closed if they fail to meet water quality standards or after heavy rainfall.

Water Quality Graph

Great Captain's Island

Greenwich, Connecticut

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. Waterkeeper Alliance North updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
14°C
A mix of sun and clouds

Great Captain's Island is the largest of a group of three islands off the coast of Greenwich. The west side of the island features a peaceful beach and picnic area that can be accessed during the summer months via ferry from the Arch Street Dock in Greenwich. The island also has a natural area and managed conservation area. Visitors to the island will find the 19th- century Great Captain Island Lighthouse.

From May 1st to October 31st, visitors must have a beach/park pass. Lifeguards are on duty during the day from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend.

Monitoring Frequency

Great Captain's Island is sampled weekly from May 15th from September 15th.

Source Information

Beaches are monitored by the Town of Greenwich starting in May or June through August each summer. Beaches may be closed if they fail to meet water quality standards or after heavy rainfall.

Water Quality Graph

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