Stamford Recreation provides lifeguards throughout the summer months at several City of Stamford beaches. All Lifeguard hours of duty and permitted swim area sizes are subject to change based on Lifeguard availability.
As a reminder when coming to City of Stamford swimming locations, all patrons (if using a flotation device) must use a United States Coast Guard (USCG) approved flotation device. Additionally, if your camper is going to a beach location for swimming, water shoes are required while walking on the sand, in the water, and while swimming. If at any point you are unsure whether a flotation device is allowed, please ask a lifeguard. Also, proper bathing suit attire is required to swim in the Dorothy Heroy Pool. No street clothes.
Residents are reminded to purchase a beach parking permit through the Cashiering and Permitting Division at Government Center for use between May 1 and September 30. For more information about parking permits visit the City of Stamford website:
Please note: The city Heath Department tests the water near swimming areas daily to ensure water is safe to swim. At times, particularly after a rainstorm, bacteria levels will be elevated, usually where the water is shallow (near a beach). This is a normal part of the ocean ecosystem and usually clears up within a day. Advisories will be posted at the beach, but to check before you arrive please call the Health Department hotline: (203) 977-5889.
LOOKING FOR A BEACH STICKER?
Please visit the Cashiering & Permitting Department website.