Press Release: Old Lyme Public Beaches to Open

After consulting with Town staff and the Presidents of Miami Beach Association and White Sand Beach Association, First Selectmen Timothy Griswold announced the public beaches within the Town of Old Lyme will reopen at a reduced capacity starting on Saturday 23 May 2020. The beaches will be open between the hours of 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

Mr. Griswold said “I know people are eager to have the beaches open and we are planning to do this on Memorial Day weekend.  We will be implementing social distancing protocols by limiting the number of people on the beaches.  We ask that beach goers adhere to the common sense guidelines that we have established.  In the event the public disregards these guidelines at a particular beach, we shall have no choice but to consider close that beach in the name of public safety.  We look forward to a smooth opening and we hope the sun will shine on Old Lyme.”

Public parking will also be limited but it should be sufficient to accommodate sunbathers and people who want to patronize local food and retail establishments.  

If you need to purchase a beach parking pass you can find that information here.