Connecticut's Public Beaches Along Long Island Sound Last Updated: November 2023

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.

Here are a few beaches to consider visiting. Find a longer list of beaches here.

Southwestern Connecticut Beaches
Central Connecticut Beaches
Eastern Connecticut Beaches

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