Stamford, Connecticut’s deep, protected harbor has long been hailed as a destination for racing sailors, with Stamford Yacht Club hosting the prestigious Block Island and Vineyard Races, and the Breakwater Irregulars hosting their weeknight racing series just outside Stamford Harbor since 1967.
However, in the last five years, the waterfront on both the east and west branches of the harbor has been transformed into a bustling public space with a dozen new restaurants, miles of public boardwalks, and a packed calendar of events. Numerous transient slips, a free water taxi, on-site parking and free trolley service to and from the Stamford Transportation Center and Downtown Stamford combine to make the area easy to access, whether by boat, car or foot.
Stamford Harbor PointThis waterfront redevelopment has been driven by the revitalization of Stamford’s South End. Now known as Harbor Point, the formerly industrial waterfront has been revamped by developer Building and Land Technology (BLT) into a true 24-7, live/work waterfront destination, where boaters from all around the region mingle with office workers, residents of the area’s thousands of new apartments, diners and shoppers along a newly opened public waterfront.