Connecticut's Public Beaches Along Long Island Sound Last Updated 6/16

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.

Southwestern Connecticut Beaches
Central Connecticut Beaches
Eastern Connecticut Beaches

Southwestern Connecticut Beaches

Sherwood Island State Park, Westport

Covering more than 235 acres in Westport, Connecticut's first state park is still one of its most popular. You can enjoy a picnic lunch, play on more than a mile of sandy beach, swim in Long Island Sound, or view marsh life from the observation platform.

Here are a few other public beaches along the Southwestern Connecticut shoreline:

Central Connecticut Beaches

Silver Sands State Park, Milford

Named one of the Top 10 beaches in New England in by Yankee Magazine (2007), Milford’s Silver Sands State Park offers swimming in Long Island Sound, picnicking, trails, boardwalks and bird-watching.

Here are a few other public beaches along the Central Connecticut shoreline:

Eastern Connecticut Beaches

Ocean Beach Park, New London

Rated one of the best beaches by National Geographic, New London’s Ocean Beach State Park features a 50-acre park with white sand beach, Olympic-sized pool, a half-mile long boardwalk, mini golf and more.

Here are a few other public beaches along the Eastern Connecticut shoreline:
 

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