Cliffside Beach Club

OVERVIEW of the Cliffside Beach Club

Begun as a private beach, The Cliffside Beach Club became a private club in 1949 where the same members returned year after year to get the same locker, the same umbrella and the same spot on the beach. The Currie Family bought the Club in 1959 and in the 80’s and 90’s added hotel rooms and suites. Its blue, yellow and green beach umbrellas are a familiar site to long time visitors arriving on the ferry.

The location right on the beach is spectacular and is only a short 15 minute walk to town. The Beach Club rooms, which I prefer, are set at an angle so that each enjoys delightful views of the beach and Sound beyond. There’s something wonderful about falling asleep with the moon on the water outside your room and waking to the sun rising over the beach. The best rooms are the ones directly facing the Sound with a private deck that opens right onto the beach.

THE ROOMS at the Cliffside Beach Club

Rooms are a good size, @400 square feet and made to seem even larger with cathedral ceilings. The decor is pleasant, if somewhat eclectic. Local art adorns the walls and the color scheme is bright and cheerful. Bed and bath linens are very good quality and we slept wonderfully on a plump and comfortable bed.

The Club has a terrific state-of-the-art exercise facility that includes a whirlpool spa and steam room. In 2006 the Club opened a wonderful outdoor pool and whirlpool area. A nice touch forĀ adults is that the pool is closed to children in the afternoon. Another recent addition is a private bar/cafe area just off the lobby for guests only.

DINING at the Cliffside Beach Club

Continental breakfast is included in the rate, coffee and newspapers are available for early risers. The Galley Restaurant, located on the property and on the beach, but operated by another party, is open for lunch and dinner.

What makes this place special is the feeling of tranquility you get here. Whether you are sitting in the Adirondack chairs in the Pavilion looking at the Sound, lounging on a beach chair or strolling the waterline, the rest of the world seems far away. Add cocktails at sunset and dinner at The Galley and you’ve got just about as good a day as you will find anywhere.

THE RATE at the Cliffside Beach Club

From $895 Peak Season Weekend