Nestled between Long Island Sound and the Great Meadows tidal marsh it shelters, Long Beach, at a little over one mile in length, is one of the longest barrier beaches in Connecticut.Read More
Nestled between Long Island Sound and the Great Meadows tidal marsh it shelters, Long Beach, at a little over one mile in length, is one of the longest barrier beaches in Connecticut. A stroll along the beach surround the visitor with dunes, the Great Meadows Marsh and the open waters of the Long Island Sound. Many species of shorebirds and waterfowl can be found there, including the "threatened" Piping Plover that nests throughout the summer on the western part of the beach. These birds nest both on the beach and the sandy "trail" behind the dunes. Therefore, if you must pass areas of nesting birds, respect the restricted access area signs and pass within or below the wet sand area of the beach to avoid disturbing this rare bird. Fishing is permitted outside the designated swimming areas.
Long Beach is considered an "unimproved" beach. There are no food consessions or permanent restroom facilities. The eastern end is designated as a public beach and is used for bathing, sailboarding, and fishing. The beach is located at the end of Oak Bluff Road.
Beach stickers are issued, automatically, to all Stratford residents in early June of each year. If you do not receive your beach sticker, or you are new to town, please contact the Recreation Department at (203) 385-4052 or [email protected] Non-residents may also contact the Recreation Department to obtain a non-resident beach sticker. Beach stickers for non-residents are $150/season or $20/day for Long Beach and Short Beach.Less