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Couples on blankets at the beachNow’s the time to secure your rental property so you won’t miss out on a summer vacation at the Connecticut shore! Imagine relaxing days swimming and sunbathing, taking walks along the beach searching for seashells, planning outdoor gatherings by the barbecue and discovering your favorite ice cream spot.  For families, Connecticut offers several shoreline communities that are ideal for fun in the sun and lazy days at the beach.

Stay in Mystic for a memorable, quintessential summer getaway! You’ll get all the charm of a historic Connecticut coastline town along with water views of Mystic River and a vibrant Main Street with its famous drawbridge, boutiques, restaurants and popular ice cream shops. Mystic also offers iconic cultural destinations such as Mystic Seaport, the nation’s leading maritime museum, and Mystic Aquarium for a fun and educational experience with marine life. Renowned for its tall ships, maritime history and scrumptious seafood, Mystic is also close to the excitement and entertainment of Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino, where you’ll find plenty of gaming, dining options and nightlife.

In the shoreline town of Old Lyme you’ll find a combination of art, culture, and beach communities along Long Island Sound. Your family day at the beach awaits – the town’s public Sound View Beach is a great location for swimming, sunbathing and building sand castles. Walk to the Carousel Shop for gifts, ice cream or frozen yogurt. Surely, the kids will want to ride the carousel! Explore the town with a visit to the Florence Griswold Museum and its collection of American Impressionist paintings. Nearby, take in additional art exhibitions at the Lyme Art Association and Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. To see abstract sculptural works, Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds fits the bill.

With its beaches, parks, active main street and restaurant offerings, Old Saybrook, is a popular destination for summer visitors. In addition to all of the great year-round mainstays, such as “The Kate,” Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, in summer, you can find a farmer’s market, concerts on the green, and movies on the beach. Stop by the General William Hart House, circa 1767, to see the stately residence of the distinguished Revolution-era political and military figure. From soup, salads and sandwiches to New England-style entrees, Penny Lane Pub offers fare for the whole family! Stroll the Main Street for cafes and unique shops, such as The Shops at Saybrook Country Barn, and venture beyond to go antiquing, biking, boating and bowling. Plan a picnic at Saybrook Point Park, and on a windy day, go fly a kite!

Located on Long Island Sound, Clinton offers relaxation and fun on the sea and land. With a summer rental, you could be moments away from Clinton’s town beach, the sand, sun and water! Spend an afternoon fishing for striped bass, bluefish and tuna with Bluefin Sportfishing Charters. See if you can find a great deal at Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets and its collection of 70 outlet stores! For antique lovers, Clinton offers several options for browsing and hunting, such as Hey Dey Antiques, Old Beautiful, and for a destination of more than 100 dealers, there’s Clinton Antique Center. This summer, music is in the air! Enjoy summer productions of fully staged operas with an orchestra at the Opera Theater of Connecticut. And for breathtaking views and French-inspired local wine, visit Chamard Vineyards, where you can also dine at The Bistro and Farm Kitchen.

Madison is home to Connecticut’s largest beach, Hammonasset Beach State Park, where you can set up umbrellas and chairs and gaze at the water for hours! Or let your cares drift away as you walk along more than two miles of beach. Head inland to the Clam Castle for classic, roadside seafood – how do fried clams, chowder, a lobster roll and onion rings sound? In town, walk the charming Main Street with stops at boutique shops, R.J. Julia Booksellers, historic landmarks such as the Allis-Bushnell House and Museum (circa 1785), and for ice cream! Take a tour of the town’s Sculpture Mile to see traditional to abstract outdoor works of art. Be part of the community that gathers together for the Fourth of July Parade, Fourth of July Concert on the Green and outdoor Farmer’s Market (May – October).

You’ll get a sense of small town charm in the scenic shoreline town of Guilford. See the Henry Whitfield State Museum historic site – the oldest stone house in New England. On your way to the town’s center, you’ll pass through an historic district of homes.  Get coffee at Cilantro Café for your leisurely walk on the expansive Town Green, surrounded by shops, eateries and galleries. To satisfy your sweet tooth or craving for ice cream, visit the Village Chocolatier.   “Glide” on a guided tour of the town with Shoreline Segway! Or connect with nature at Audubon Guilford Salt Meadow Sanctuary – 200 acres of tidal wetlands and primary native salt grasses. After a day at Jacobs Beach or Chaffinch Island, stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables from Bishop’s Orchards.

Looking for a Connecticut beach rental? Try these resources:

William Raveis Real Estate

(203) 453-0391/Guilford

Brodeur Cottages
(503) 793-3792

Shore & County Real Estate
(860) 434-1695

New England Cottages
(203) 815- 8961

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