Instagrammable Connecticut: Boardwalks and Seaports Last Updated: October 2021

Wooden boardwalks and charming seaports, two of coastal New England’s treasures that visitors and residents love to enjoy. Lucky for us, Connecticut has ample opportunities to savor both of these gems. With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re inviting Instagrammers to share their pictures. Check back often for new topics. Or if you have some photos to share, tag them with #CTvisit!

Walnut Beach in Milford, CT


Visitors can enjoy easy access from Walnut Beach's boardwalk to neighboring beaches and attractions.

“It's been years since I have seen the sunrise at the beach and thought Walnut Beach in Milford was the perfect location.” -Yomaira M.

Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT


The renowned Mystic Seaport Museum was founded in 1929 and is the nation’s leading maritime museum.

“I decided to walk over towards the water and saw such a simple yet nice composition… I’ll definitely be back to mystic, it’s really an iconic CT town.” -Daniel S

Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, CT


Capture beautiful water-views and hidden wildlife when visiting Harkness Memorial State Park’s boardwalk.

“I took this photo just before sunset started creeping in. I used my Canon EOS SL1 Rebel series camera. I love the beach and I love photographing nature, Harkness is lovely. It’s a beautiful place to watch the sunset.” –Sydney S

Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport, CT


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Captain’s Cove is located on the historic Black Rock Harbor, which began as a trade port and shipbuilding center during the 18th century.

“Taken with my iPhone 8 Plus and I enhanced the lighting. I love Captain’s Cove, it’s a favorite spot for me.”– Jamie D

West Haven Boardwalk in West Haven, CT


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West Haven‘s Boardwalk stretches across two miles of public beach and is enjoyed by walkers and cyclists.

“I shot this with an iPhone 8 plus. It’s not heavily edited, I used the enhance feature on Insatgram before posting. My fiancé and I live in Norwalk but often visit West Haven boardwalk with our dog for a nice walk!” – Emily L

South Norwalk in Norwalk, CT


Historic South Norwalk was known for hat making and oystering during the 19th century.

“This was our first visit and we had a great time in SONO. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. I can’t wait to return and spend more time exploring the downtown and surrounding areas.” – Hayden C

Ocean Beach Park in New London, CT


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Ocean Beach Park was voted as one of the best beaches in the Northeast by National Geographic.