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Name Address Phone

Byram Beach / Pool

Greenwich
Saturday Before Memorial Day Through Labor Day
Daily Hours 
9:00 am to 7:45 PM
Pool Hours:  10:30 am to 5:45 PM
Family Swim: 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM Tu / Th / Sa
Adult Swim:4:45 PM to 5:45 PM MO / We / Fr
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM MO / We / Fr
Senior Swim: 10:30 am to 2:30 PM Thursday

Park/Beach Passes are required from the period of April 1st through November 30th.

Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend form 10:00 am to 6:00PM

 
Calf Pasture Beach

Norwalk
Calf Pasture Beach Road, off I-95 at Exit 16

Open: Memorial Day - September
This 33 acre beach is the largest in the area. Features include a miniature golf course, fishing area, softball fields, volleyball courts, sailboat/windsurf/kayak rentals. Parking fee: $15 per car.



203-854-7806

Clinton Town Beach

Clinton
Waterside Lane

Open: Memorial Day - Labor Day, 9 am - 5 pm daily
Open weather permitting. Lifeguards on duty during daytime hours. There is a daily parking fee of $7 per car.



860-669-6901

East Haven Town Beach

Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven, CT, 06512
Access Free - Parking Fees to be announced
East Haven Town Beach is a sandy beach with a picnic area, bocci ball and beach volleyball courts. There are also showers and pavilion available at this site.

 
Gardner Lake

Salem
Route 82
A crystal-clear lake with beachfront, paddleboats, swimming, and snackbar. Changing rooms are also available. 
There is a daily admission charge.

 

Greenwich Point Beach

Greenwich
Park/Beach Passes are required from the period of April 1st through November 30th
Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend form 10:00 am to 6:00PM

Individuals 5 years of age or older - $ 10
Children under 5 - FREE
Parking Day Pass (for non stickered vehicles) - $20
Seasonal Pass Holder Guest Cards at $60 for 10 day passes (a $40 savings) and are available at Town Hall ONLY, to adult Park/Beach Pass holders. Purchasers must show valid adult Park/Beach Pass to purchase.

 

Gulf Beach

Milford
Exit 39A off I-95

Residents can pick up their beach parking stickers at the Milford Police Department, 430 Boston Post Road, 878-6551 (Hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday). Visitors pay per diem at the city beaches
Admission: $5 per day, season pass $165

 


203-878-6551

Hammonasset Beach

Madison
East and West Beaches Staffed By Lifeguards, All Other Areas Covered By The Flag System
The largest beach in Connecticut, Hammonasset stretches along picturesque Long Island Sound and sits on 923 acres. The park sports 2 miles of beach, fishing areas, boating, swimming, and hiking trails. There is a fee to enter the park.
Parking Fees 
Weekends
CT Resident $7.00  Non-Resident $12.00
Weekdays
CT Resident $5.00  Non-Resident $ 8.00
Camping $15.00 Nightly

 




866-287-2757
Toll Free

Harvey's Beach

Old Saybrook
Route 154
Open: Memorial Day - Labor Day
Beachfront is 100 yards long and includes a concession stand, playground and restrooms. Lifeguards are on duty during operating hours. There is an entrance fee to use the beach



860-395-3152

Hopeville Pond State Park

Griswold
Route 138 - just off this route
One of the area's largest parks, on 554 acres, and featuring a freshwater pond, beach, fishing, picnic areas, hiking and biking trails.

 
Jennings & Penfield Town Beaches

Fairfield
South Benson Road, off I-95 at Exit 22
Fairfield, CT


Open: Memorial Day - Labor Day
As of June 21 all beaches will be fully staffed with lifeguards from 10:00am until 6:00pm
Beach has playground for children, bathhouse and food concessions.

Those without the required permits will be assessed the following fees:  

Jennings & Penfield Beaches

Weekdays:                      $12.00

Weekends & Holidays: $20.00 










203-255-7381
Lake Mohegan Town Beach

Fairfield
Tahmore Road, off the Merritt Parkway at Exit 15
Fairfield, CT


Open: Memorial Day - Labor Day
As of June 21 all beaches will be fully staffed with lifeguards from 10:00am until 6:00pm
Lake beach with public grills and a picnic area.

Those without the required permits will be assessed the following fees:  

Lake Mohegan Beaches

Resident, Weekday:                       $8.00

  Resident, Weekends & Holidays:$10.00

  Non-Resident, Weekday               $15.00

   Non-Resident, Weekends & Holidays  $18.00












203-255-7381
203-256-3010
Lake Quonnipaug

Guilford
Route 77

Beach and swimming area in a fresh water lake. Admission: $4 per person Monday - Friday, $6 per person Saturday - Sunday



203-245-2785

Lighthouse Point Park

New Haven
Lighthouse Road - Exit 50 Off I-95
Open: Memorial Day - Labor Day, 6 pm - Sunset
This 82 acre park on Long Island Sound features exhibits on natural history, swimming areas, nature trails, a bird sanctuary, a boat launch and an antique carousel. 

There is a parking fee.





203-946-8005

Long Beach

Stratford
Oak Bluff, off I-95 at Exit 30N / 31S

Open: Memorial Day - September
Beach is about 5 miles long
Parking fee: $10 per car.

 
Long Ridge Club (Private)

Stamford
Long Ridge Road, Stamford (Off Exit 34 of the Merritt Parkway)

The Long Ridge Swim and Tennis Club, Inc is a 45 year-old private tennis and swim club located in Stamford, Connecticut. The club boasts one the largest heated pools in Fairfield Country, with a separate pool and playground for children under 8 years old. Nine professional tennis courts (5 lit for night play) complete with a pro-staff available for private and group lessons for all ages. A delectable snack bar facility. An active social calendar with something for everyone.

 






203-322-7111
Madison Surf Club

87 Surf Club Road, Madison, CT, 06443
The Surf Club is a town owned 45 acre park with scenic views of Long Island Sound. Picnic areas, sports areas, and supervised swimming are provided at this beach. There are seasonal food concessions and seasonal restrooms at this site. Memorial Day through Labor Day access limited to pass holders. Passes are available for purchase in advance at the Madison Recreation Office Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4 or by mail. See web site for details. Coast Guard approved life vest permitted. Rafts or other inflatables not allowed. Pets not allowed during season (Memorial Day thru Labor Day). All other times pets must be kept on leash and only allowed in parking lots or nature trails (no pets allowed on beach or in picnic area).
Open Daily
From May 19 - September 16
 10am - Sunset

 
Misquamicut State Beach

Westerly, Rhode Island
257 Atlantic Avenue

Rhode Island's very popular and large beach and an ocean beach destination close to the Mystic, Connecticut area. Full facilities. Lifeguards. Accessible for people with disabilities. 
Open Memorial Day - Labor Day




401-596-9097

Ocean Beach Park

New London
Ocean Ave.
Perfect for the entire family, Ocean Beach sports a large front on the calmer waters of Long Island Sound, and a mini-boardwalk. Children and parents alike will enjoy the arcade games, amusements and miniature golf. Frequent activities include concerts, dances, volleyball tournements, special events and a well-known local flower show. Facilities: showers, changing rooms, saltwater swimming pool, concessions. 
There is a flat daily fee for parking.

 
Rocky Neck State Park 

East Lyme
244 West Main Street - Route 156

 Exit 72 off I-95 (Connecticut Turnpike). Follow the turnpike connector south to Route 156. Turn Left on to 156 park is 1/4 mile east on 156.

Parking Fees

Weekends & Holidays

$ 9.00 Resident

$ 14.00 Non-resident

Weekdays


Camping


$ 7.00 Resident

$ 15.00 / Night

$ 10.00 Non-resident

This state park consists of over a mile of beachfront and woods for enjoyment
Camping . Picnicking . 
Hiking . Saltwater Fishing . Saltwater Swimming . Scuba Diving . Interpretive Programs
. The camping season begins in May and ends September 30 . 

East Beach Staffed By Lifeguards, All Other Areas Covered By The Flag System











866-287-2757
Toll Free

860-739-5471

Sherwood Island State Beach Park

Westport
Directions:

From I-95 north and south: take Exit 18. From Route 1, take the Sherwood Island Connector past I-95 directly into the park.

From Route 15: take Exit 41 or 42 south onto Route 33 south. Go west onto Route 1 to the Sherwood Island Connector.

Open Memorial Day - Labor Day
All Swimming Areas Staffed By Lifeguards
State park features a one-and-a-half mile beach, fishing areas, food concession, bathhouse, and swimming areas.

Weekends / Holidays

Weekdays

$ 9.00 Resident

$ 7.00 Resident

$ 14.00 Non-Resident

$ 10.00 Non-Resident











866-287-2757
Toll Free

Silver Sands Beach & Tennis Club (Private)

Silver Sands Road, East Haven
Clubhouse and Restaurant . Oceanside Beach Bar . "Live" Beachside Entertainment . 500 Feet of Pristine Beachfront . 30 Country Acres by the Sea . Heated Olympic Pool - Life Guards . Air Conditioned Fitness Room . Private Cabanas & Lockers . Paddle Tennis . Bocci Courts . Horseshoe Pit . Beach Volleyball . Basketball . Gated Kiddy Area . Summer Camp




203-HOT-SAND
203-468-7263

Silver Sands State Park

Milford
Exit 35 off I-95

Currently has no parking fee. To access Silver Sands State Park, take Exit 35 off of I-95, School House Road. Go towards the Boston Post Road (Route 1). Take a left onto Route 1. At your first light, take a right onto Silver Sands State Parkway. Silver Sands has a wooden boardwalk and at low tide there is a sand bar that connects Charles Island to Silver Sands Beach. Charles Island is a 14-acre island that is rumored to hold Captain Kid's buried treasure. The island is now a nature preserve and part of Silver Sands State Park. Swimming and fishing (saltwater) are allowed at this park.
Admission is free.

 

 

203-878-6551

Walnut Beach

Milford
Exit 34 off I-95

Residents can pick up their beach parking stickers at the Milford Police Department, 430 Boston Post Road, 878-6551 (Hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday). Visitors pay per diem at the city beaches
Admission: $5 per day, season pass $165

 


203-878-6551

Watch Hill

Watch Hill, Rhode Island
Located minutes east of Westerly on Bay Street Same Exit as Foxwoods Casino
The village of Watch Hill sports the more tranquil cousin to Misquamicut. This is a terrific scenic beach, and requires a walk of at least one half mile from your car. This area is more popular with boaters and bird-watchers. A noticeable landmark is the Fort Mansfield, which is an attractive spot for photographs. The beach has no facilities or snack bars, although dining can be found in Watch Hill village itself. On-street parking is free but on a one or two hour time limit. The surf is different here, this is the Atlantic Ocean not Long Island Sound.
Private parking is available at a fee

 
Weed Beach

Darien
Nearwater Lane, off I-95 at Exit 27

Beach amenities include public grills, picnic areas, tennis courts, restrooms. Reservations are required for the tennis courts. A $25 parking fee per car is charged. 
Open: Memorial Day-September



203-656-7325

West Haven Town Beach
Morse Beach
Oak Street Beach
Sandy Point Beach
Savin Rock

West Haven
Exit 42 off I-95

Access Free - Parking Fees $10 / day, $5 after 4 pm





203 937-3651
     

Last Updated 06-10-2007

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