Carefree Boats Club of Southern Connecticut’s Stamford location is in Stamford Harbor on the West Branch at Harbor Point North Marina. The marina is located off of Harbor Point Road in downtown Stamford.
Harbor Point, one of America’s largest private redevelopment projects, is home to, not only the Marina, but also restaurants, hotels, condos, and plenty more. When you’re not boating you can enjoy shopping at a variety of stores within Harbor Point and also enjoy a meal at one of the many award-winning restaurants. Stamford is a robust business district and serves as a NYC getaway for many people. There is plenty to do in this great city!
Harbor Point Marina is only minutes away from the Long Island Sound. Long Island Sound (LIS) is a saltwater tidal estuary that lies between the north shore of Long Island and Connecticut and New York. The LIS is 110 miles long and 21 miles at its widest point, with depths up to 230 feet. It is a great body of water for everything from water sports, to fishing, to just cruising around, and everything in between. There are a handful of small islands to visit just off the Connecticut shoreline, and the north shore of Long Island is only a 14 mile trip.
The Long Island Sound is home to many species of aquatic life, and, most of the year, presents anglers with excellent surface conditions for fishing. Please see our related Fishing in Connecticut for details on what you can hope to catch in the sound.
The Norwalk Islands is a chain of sixteen islands stretching for six miles along the coast of Connecticut. A majority of these islands are privately owned, so coming ashore is discouraged, however, anchoring in these islands’ coves and bays offers plenty of opportunities for relaxation. Sheffield Island offers a lighthouse tour and picnic areas, and the coves and reefs sheltered by the islands offer great fishing.
Smithtown Bay, just to the west of Port Jefferson, is a great boating and fishing area. The Sunken Meadow State Park makes up a majority of Smithtown Bay’s shoreline, making for a pristine coast and beautiful beaches to visit. There are a few marinas tucked in the shallow Stony Brook, and in the village center there are some great places to eat.
Huntington Bay, where Connecticut patriot Nathan Hale was captured by the British, houses beautiful anchorage bays on Long Island’s northern coast. Steeped in a rich history and the hometown of poet Walt Whitman, Huntington Bay’s shoreline is dotted with both seaside mansions and working fishing boats and boat yard. On shore Huntington Bay offers visitors places to shop and grab some food.
On Long Island’s gold coast is the charming Northport Bay. Northport village is made up of shops, restaurants, and ice cream parlors and visiting boaters will find dockage at one of the friendliest town docks on Long Island.
The former whaling port, Cold Spring Harbor is now a thriving summer community and the home to a whaling museum and aquarium. There are many free public beaches and parks on the shore of Cold Spring Harbor. Once ashore, visitors will also find a handful of restaurants and local attractions such as the Cold Spring Fish Hatchery.
Oyster Bay is the home to an ample population of bluefish, as well as ideal waters for cruising and exploring the shoreline. On shore visitors will find beautiful sandy beaches and a plethora of restaurants and shops. Centre Island shelters the waters of Oyster Bay and provides boaters with calm conditions and gorgeous anchorages.
Hempstead Harbor and Glen Cove is home to two marinas that are just a short walk from the downtown village area. Enjoy shopping, food, and entertainment in this great village. Outside of town there are a number of hiking trails and the Garvies Point Preserve. There are a number of other attractions just a short cab ride out of town.