I think we can all agree that the most spectacular waterfront/water views can be found in places like the one pictured here, the volcanic Greek island of Santorini. And of course, there are all those beautiful Italian Islands, Hawaii, etc.
But my job is to help buyers evaluate Greenwich properties. So a reader wondered why I happened to pronounce the tip of Old Greenwich’s Meadowbank Road as the best waterfront in town. The reason is the immediacy of the water at that spot; it’s right there, ready for use, not down a steep hill or across the street or over a hedge. And Meadowbank’s waterfront is about as far from highways, trains, airports, and “light-pollution” as you can get in this town.
Sitting around one night at Rocky Point Club made me aware of all this. The sky was black, the stars were bright, and you got the feeling of being at the prow of a ship, sticking w-a-a-y out there. Off in the distance, looking southwesterly, is Long Island’s Huntington Bay and Smithtown Bay. To your east is the Chatham Rock lighthouse (still for sale!).
The whole thing is perfect, and that includes The Rocky Point Club, which, in my experience, has always been a nice, elegant, sedate beach club, one of our town’s little “secret places”. And no, I’m not applying for membership there, I swear.