Burying Hill Beach

Beachside Avenue , Westport, CT 06880.

(203)-341-5090 . Burying Hill Beach and Wetlands is located across the street from Greens Farms Academy, walking distance to Greens Farms railroad station and adjacent to Sherwood Island State Park beach. Parts of this area offering views of the water are wheelchair accessible. A small quiet beachfront overlooking Long Island Sound with picnic tables and grills. A parking fee is required from Memorial Day to October 1st. I-95 Ex. 18. Contact City of Westport for for fee schedule and resident and non resident day passes.

Burying Hill Beach and Wetlands

Beachside Avenue, Westport, CT

Burying Hill Beach and Wetlands is located across the street from Greens Farms Academy, walking distance to Greens Farms railroad station and adjacent to Sherwood Island State Park beach. A small quiet beachfront overlooking Long Island Sound with picnic tables and grills. A parking fee is required from Memorial Day to October 1st. To help you reach Burying Hill Beach and Wetlands, some routes leading to this site are posted with the brown and white Long Island Sound Access sign. Contact Town of Westport for fee schedule. From the East: Take I-95 South to exit 18 to Sherwood Island State Park and continue 0.16 miles. Take the ramp to US-1/Westport and continue 0.09 miles. Stay on Sherwood Island Connector/Route 476 North 0.08 miles. Turn right onto Nyala Farms Road and continue 0.20 miles. Turn right onto Greens Farms Road and continue 0.61 miles. Greens Farms Road becomes Beachside Avenue and continue 0.21 miles. From the West: Take I-95 North to exit 18 to Sherwood Island State Park and continue 0.22 miles. Turn left onto Sherwood Island Connector/Route 476 North and continue 0.25 miles. Turn right onto Nyala Farms Road and continue 0.20 miles. Turn right onto Greens Farms Road and continue 0.61 miles. Greens Farms Road becomes Beachside Avenue and continue 0.21 miles.

Byram Beach

281 Byram Shore Road , Byram, CT 06830.

203-531-8938. I-95, Exit 2. Byram Beach is open daily 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.  For those bathers who prefer fresh water, the park has the only public pool in town, located right at the water's edge. Bathhouses are available for those using both beach and pool. For sports enthusiasts, the Park has lighted tennis courts as well as the only lighted ball field in Greenwich. Byram Pool Hours of Operation: Please call the Pool Information Line for hours of operation and special swim times: 203-861-3170.  Beaches are open year round, but Park/Beach Passes are required from May 1 to October 31. Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Leashed dogs are allowed into parks from December 1st through March 31st.

Calf Pasture Beach/Shady Beach

Calf Pasture Beach Road, Norwalk, CT 06855.

Saltwater beach, swimming, food concession, softball fields, volleyball court, walking paths, playground, miniature golf course, skate park and basketball court. Fishing pier, access pier, car top boat access, picnic area and rest rooms. Admission/parking fee. The nonresident parking fee is $25/car on weekdays before 5 p.m., $30/car on weekends before 5 p.m., and $10 after 5 p.m. Passes are available at beaches.for Contact City of Norwalk for fee schedule and resident and non resident day passes.

Cockenoe Island

Elaine Rd., Westport, CT 06880.

203-341-5090. Accessible by boat only. Cockenoe Island is off Seymour Point in Westport. There is a boat launch ramp at Compo Beach and Marina and Saugatuck River State Boat Launch in Westport. Bird/wildlife observation, fishing, shellfishing, camping in designated areas by town permit only, historic-cultural interests, hiking trails, crabbing. Admission/parking fee.  Directions to Saugatuck River State Boat Launch: From the East: Take I-95 South. Take exit 18 to Sherwood Island State Park and continue 0.16 miles. Take the ramp to US-1/Westport and continue 0.09 miles. Continue onto Sherwood IslandConnector/Route 476 North 0.19 miles. Turn left onto Greens Farms Road which becomes Bridge Street/Route 136. Turn/south onto Underhill Parkway to boat launch. Contact City of Westport for for fee schedule and resident and non resident day passes.

Community Beach

Rowayton Avenue, Norwalk, CT

Community Beach is a small beach along the Five Mile River in Norwalk. Great place for watching boats. From the East: Take I-95 South. Take the Route 136/Tokeneke Road exit which is exit 12. Turn right onto Tokeneke Road/Route 136. Continue to follow Route 136 for 1.58 miles. Stay straight to go onto Rowayton Avenue. Community Beach should be on your right. From the West: Take I-95 North. Take the Route 136/Tokeneke Road exit 12 to Rowayton and continue 0.14 miles. Turn right onto Tokeneke Road/Route 136 and continue to follow Route 136 for 1.58 miles. Stay straight to go onto Rowayton Avenue. Community Beach should be on your right.

Compo Beach

260 South Compo Road, Westport, CT 06880.

203-341-5090.I-95, Exit 18. Saltwater beach, swimming, marina, food concession, bathhouses, picnic area & grills, boardwalk and pavilion, playscape, softball field, multi-purpose field, (2) sand volleyball courts, (2) basketball courts, skate park and open skate area. Compo Beach has a long history too, having been the landing point for the British ships during the Revolutionary War. Main Park - 4 a.m. to midnight Compo Beach Playground - Sunrise to Sunset. Westport Parking Emblem or Daily Parking Fee Required May 1st - September 30th. Contact City of Westport for fee schedule and resident and non resident day passes.

Conair Water Access Area

1 Cummings Point Road and Fairfield Avenue, Stamford, CT

Located at the head of Tomac Cove which separates Stamford from Greenwich, Conair Water Access Area offers great views of this quiet cove where many shorebirds hunt in the shallows. The tree-lined shorefront is defined by rock outcroppings, tidal wetlands, and intertidal flats. From the East: Take I-95 South. Take exit 6 to West Avenue. Stay straight to go onto Grenhart Road for 0.04 miles. Turn left onto West Avenue and continue 0.25 miles. Turn left onto Selleck Street and continue 0.42 miles. Turn right onto Fairfield Avenue and continue 0.84 miles. Fairfield Avenue becomes Cummings Point Road and continue 0.01 miles. Follow signs to rear parking lot/trail begins at southwest corner of lot. From the West: Take I-95 North. Take Greenwich Avenue exit 7 to Route 137 North. Turn right onto Greenwich Avenue and continue 0.44 miles. Greenwich Avenue becomes Southfield Avenue, follow for 0.57 miles. Turn right onto Burwood Avenue continue 0.30 miles. Turn left onto Fairfield Avenue, follow for 0.19 miles. Fairfield Avenue becomes Cummings Point Road and continue 0.01 miles. Follow signs to rear parking lot/trail begins at southwest corner of lot.  Parking Lot.

Cove Island Park

Cove Road and Weed Avenue, Stamford, CT

(203) 977-4979. Rte. 15 Ex. 35. Facilities include a one -mile loop walking/running trail, children's play area, a roller blade/cycling path and expansive lawn areas for kite-flying. There are two sandy beaches, a small salt marsh, intertidal mudflats and the estuarine embayments of Holly Pond and the Cove River that provide opportunities for birders to observe water birds. Rocky shoreline areas offer a place for anglers to hook that " big one" and a small bluff offers an excellent viewpoint for those looking for a place view the Sound while strolling along this first-rate shoreline park. Detailed descriptions of the site's coastal resources are provided along the Park's recently completed Long Island Sound interpretive trail. A state-of-the art nature center with displays on Long Island Sound can also be found at the Park. Be sure to consult City's website listed below for required passes/fees to enter park. Non-resident daily and seasonal passes to the Park can now be purchased at the park gate from 10 am to 6 pm daily. Passes can also be purchased at the cashier's office in the Stamford Government Center building, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford.

Cummings Park & Cummings Park West/West Beach

Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT

(203) 977-4979. I-95, Exit 8. Cummings Park is a beautiful, 79-acre park on Long Island Sound. Visitors can enjoy the beach, pavilions, snack bar, boardwalk and fishing pier. The park offers a variety of outdoor recreation facilities including tennis courts, handball and basketball courts, playground, four softball fields, rest rooms and parking. Consult the City's website for fee schedule and resident and non resident day passes. Passes can now be purchased at the park.