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Connecticut’s jagged coastline stretches over 332 miles alongside the blue waters of Long Island Sound. Which means, from Greenwich to Groton, you’ll find dozens of sandy beaches to enjoy. Whether you want to revel in the scenery, relax on the beach, play in the sand, swim in the Sound or all of the above, there’s a beach that’s perfect for everyone in the family. Click on any of the public beaches in Connecticut below for activities, opening times, parking fees, directions and more.
Featuring: Calf Pasture & Shady Beach | Clinton Town Beach | Compo Beach | Esker Point Beach | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Harvey's Beach | Island Beach | Morse Beach | Niantic Bay Beach | Ocean Beach Park | Old Mill Beach | Rocky Neck State Park | Sherwood Island State Park | Silver Sands State Park | West Beach | White Sands Beach | duBois Beach
Nothing beats the freedom of getting out there on the trail — and that’s true for you and your best friend. Luckily, in Connecticut, we’ve got easy access to some of the most beautiful and diverse hiking in New England. Here are just a few of the places you can take your dog for a long walk, run or swim they’ll love (some even off-leash!) As well as a few places to “pawse” and enjoy a little downtime. This is by no means a full list, just a few suggestions to get you started.
Featuring: Bigelow Hollow State Park | Bluff Point Coastal Reserve | Burger Bar & Bistro | City of Danbury | Cranbury Park & Gallaher Estate | Elbow Room | Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens | Esker Point Beach | Gillette Castle State Park | Harry's Place | Homewood Suites by Hilton - Stratford | La Quinta Inn & Suites - Danbury | Lake Mohegan | Lovers Leap State Park | Macedonia Brook State Park | Niantic Bay Beach | Sea View Snack Bar | Shenipsit State Forest | Sleeping Giant State Park | Sunnybrook State Park | The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk | Topstone Park | Town of Avon | Town of Branford | Town of Greenwich | Town of Litchfield | Town of Mystic | Town of South Windsor | Town of Southington | Town of Washington | Town of West Hartford
Overview: Summer is almost officially here in Connecticut, and from the shoreline to the hills, you’ll find so many ways to travel less and experience more this June. For starters, check out our list of popular beaches on Long Island Sound. Then, scroll down for Father’s Day ideas and more!
Featuring: Bear's Smokehouse (Hartford) | Bull & Swine | Calf Pasture & Shady Beach | Chester's Barbecue | Chief | Clinton Town Beach | Compo Beach | Cross Sound Ferry | Custom House Maritime Museum | Downeast Lighthouse Cruises | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center | Esker Point Beach | Essex Steam Train & Riverboat | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Harvey's Beach | Hoo Doo Brown Barbeque | Island Beach | Lady Katharine Cruises - Haddam | Lighthouse Point Park | Little Mark's Big BBQ | Moodus BBQ | Morse Beach | Mystic Aquarium | Mystic River Historical Society | New England Air Museum | New Haven Green | New London Historic Waterfront District | Niantic Bay Beach | Ocean Beach Park | Old Mill Beach | Project Oceanology | R/V "Spirit of the Sound" | Rocky Neck State Park | Saybrook Point Inn Marina & Spa | Sheffield Island Lighthouse Ferry Cruise | Sherwood Island State Park | Silver Sands State Park | The Cookhouse | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk | The Stand | Town of Fairfield | Town of Stonington | Town of Stratford | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Walrus + Carpenter | West Beach | When Pigs Fly Southern BBQ | White Sands Beach | Winvian Farm | duBois Beach
Online article highlighting beach day trips in Connecticut.
Published Date: 2018-06-08
Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Calf Pasture & Shady Beach | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Eastern Point Beach | Esker Point Beach | Fred's Shanty | Friends & Company | Hammonasset Beach State Park | Harvey's Beach | Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant (Westbrook) | McCook Beach & Park | Ocean Beach Park | Paul's Pasta | Rocky Neck State Park | Sherwood Island State Park | Silver Sands State Park | SoundWaters Coastal Education Center | Tony D's | Walnut Beach Creamery