Fun in the Sun: Fairfield County Beaches

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beachesUnfortunately, summer is beyond the halfway mark, but fortunately, there is still plenty of time left before school starts to take advantage of Fairfield County’s beautiful beaches. I’m rounding up some of Fairfield County’s best beaches and the rules and fees for admission.

In addition to the beach, many also have playgrounds, walking/running trails, picnicking, concession stands, and much more. Be sure to click on each beach name for more details and the most up-to-date information. And don’t forget that after Labor Day, you can get into most without a pass/fee. September might be the most beautiful month to take in the area’s local beaches. Have fun and enjoy! 

Stamford’s Cove Island Park
Cove Road, Stamford, CT
Fees charged from May 1 thru September 30
Daily Fee – Weekdays – $42.50 Weekends – $69
Special Attractions: Concession Stand, Nature Center, Access Pier, Bird Wild Life Sanctuary, Playground, Cycling Path

Rowayton’s Bayley Beach
11 Pine Point Road, Rowayton, CT
Fees charged from Memorial Day Saturday thru September 15
Daily Fee – Non-Holiday Weekdays: $25, Weekends & Holidays: $30, or Special Events: $50
Special Attractions: Children’s Playground, Snack Bar, Basketball Court + Outdoor Showers

Norwalk’s Calf Pasture Beach
Calf Pasture Beach Road, Norwalk, CT
Daily Fee – Weekdays before 5 p.m.: $40, Weekends: $65, or After 5 p.m.: $20
Special Attractions: Splash Pad, Sailing School, Bocce, Ripka’s Snack Bar

Westport’s Burying Hill Beach
Burying Hill Road and Beachside Avenue, Westport, CT
Fees charged from May 1 thru September 30
Daily Fee – Weekdays: $25 for CT-registered vehicles and $35 for out-of-state, Weekends & Holidays: $30 for CT-registered vehicles and $50 for out-of-state
Special Attractions: Wildlife Area, Picnic Tables, Grills

Westport’s Compo Beach
60 Compo Beach Road, Westport, CT
Fees charged from May 1 thru September 30
Daily Fee – Weekdays: $45, Weekends & Holidays: $70
Special Attractions: Boardwalk, Concession Stand, Large Wooden Playscape, Skate Park, Softball Field

Fairfield’s Jennings Beach
880 South Benson Road, Fairfield, CT
Fees charged from Memorial Day Saturday to Labor Day
Daily Fee – Weekdays: $40, Weekends & Holidays: $50
Special Attractions: Concession Stand, Sand Castle Playground, Sand Jam Family Fun Dance, and Family Movie Nights

Fairfield’s Penfield Beach
323 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield, CT
Fees charged from Memorial Day Saturday to Labor Day
Daily Fee – Weekdays: $20, Weekends & Holidays: $50
Special Attractions: Lockers, Large Covered Deck, 2 x Waterfront Banquet Facilities, Concession Stand, Grills and Picnic Tables, Swing Sets

Bridgeport’s Seaside Park
1 Barnum Dyke, Bridgeport, CT
Fees charged from Memorial Day to Labor Day
Daily Fee – Weekdays: $30 for CT-registered vehicles and $50 for out-of-state, Weekends & Holidays: $40 for CT-registered vehicles and $60 for out-of-state
Special Attractions: Wildlife Preserve, Lighthouse, Splash Pads

Stratford’s Short Beach
1 Dorne Drive, Stratford, CT
Daily Fee – $20
Special Attractions: Sandbox, Playground, Calisthenics Course, Playground

Milford’s Silver Sands State Park
Silver Sands Park Way, Milford, CT
Connecticut residents are no longer required to pay a parking fee at CT State Parks and Forest recreation areas. There is a daily fee for non-CT residents.
Special Attractions: Boardwalk, Birdwatching

Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park
Sherwood Island Connector, Westport, CT
Connecticut residents are no longer required to pay a parking fee at CT State Parks and Forest recreation areas. There is a daily fee for non-CT residents.
Special Attractions: Nature Center, Picnic Tables, Concession Stand, Model Airplane Runway, Geology

Where is your family’s favorite Fairfield County beach?

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