Last updated on July 28, 2017 at 09:02 am
Summer has finally arrived! That means warm weather, barbeques, outside dining and most importantly… beach trips! On a hot, sunny day, the beach is a great place to take the entire family. Whether you want to relax and read a book, build a sandcastle, or play in the water, the beach has fun for everyone! If you live in Connecticut or are just visiting, be sure to check out these beaches to get the most out of your beach trip:
Calf Pasture Beach
Why not keep your perfect summer beach day going after dark? Calf Pasture Beach offers live concerts and movie nights! Plus it offers a picnic area, playground, volleyball court, restaurants, a pier and more!
Calf Pasture Beach Rd, Norwalk, CT 06851
The well-kept shoreline of Compo Beach also includes a nearby playground and skate park. Relax, take a walk along the shore, play at the park and enjoy the beautiful sunset.
60 Compo Beach Rd. Westport, CT 06880
Besides the beautiful beach, there are plenty of things to do on Cove Island. Play a game of volleyball, take a ride or a walk along the bike baths, go kayaking, or grab a snack from the snack bar.
1125 Cove Rd, Stamford, CT 06902
Hammonasset Beach State Park
With its two miles of shoreline, Hammonasset has the longest stretch of coast of any beach in Connecticut. It offers fun outdoor activities like fishing, camping, hiking and more!
1288 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443
This beach is the perfect place to bring young children. The sand extends far and wide creating shallow water and leaving plenty of room for building sand castles and playing beach games.
Great Hammock Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Ocean Beach Park
If you want the full beach and resort experience, Ocean Beach is the place to be! Across the street from the beach, you can take a dip in the swimming pool, play in the game room, putt around the mini-golf course and more!
98 Neptune Ave, New London, CT 06320
This beach is perfect for sea glass/sea shell lovers and sports enthusiasts! Sit by the beach and enjoy the sun or play a round of tennis or volleyball with courts right by the shore.
1 Dorne Drive, Stratford, CT 06615
Silver Sands State Park
Once voted a Top Ten New England beach, this park includes a beautiful beach area with a boardwalk. The remote location creates a much less crowded experience, which helps you stay relaxed and stress free.
1 Silver Sands Park Way, Milford, CT 06460
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