Connecticut Beachfront Hotels for a Weekend Getaway

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Are you thinking of a beach weekend getaway in Connecticut? Connecticut is a coastal state with 332 miles of beautiful sandy beaches along Long Island Sound. If you are a New Yorker looking for the perfect weekend getaway this summer, then a weekend at a beachfront hotel in Connecticut is an easy getaway! Connecticut beaches is a quick drive from New York City making it a relaxing and effortless way to vacation this summer! Imagine, no plane rides and no ferry boats to get to your summer beach vacation! Staying at a beachfront hotel in Connecticut is the perfect weekend getaway this summer. Below you will find Connecticut beachfront hotels as well as hotels near beaches for your next weekend getaway.

Connecticut Beachfront Hotels for Your Next Weekend Getaway

Connecticut Beachfront Hotels

For a state with over 300 miles of sandy beaches, one would assume there are many beautiful beachfront hotels in Connecticut. Surprisingly, there aren’t that many, in fact there are only a handful of beachfront hotels in Connecticut. Below you will find two family friendly beachfront hotels in Connecticut.

If you are looking for a family friendly beachfront hotel in Connecticut, stay at the Madison Beach Hotel in Madison, CT . The Madison Beach Hotel is a beautiful resort on Connecticut’s coastline. Spend the day lounging at the hotel’s private beach. Or get a massage at the hotel’s full service spa. Grab a bite at one of the many restaurants at this quintessential Connecticut beachfront resort. It’s the perfect beach weekend getaway!

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Photo Credit: Madison Beach Hotel

Another family friendly beachfront hotel in Connecticut is Water’s Edge Resort and Spa in Westbrook, CT. Take a swim in the outdoor pool. Spend the day lounging under your beach umbrella at the hotel’s sandy beach. Get a massage at the full service spa. Dine alfresco enjoying views of Long Island Sound at one of the hotel’s beachfront restaurants. You don’t even have to leave your Connecticut beachfront hotel to enjoy your weekend beach getaway!

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Photo Credit: Water’s Edge Resort and Spa

Waterfront Bed and Breakfast in Connecticut

If you want something more intimate for your weekend beach getaway, what about a stay at a waterfront bed and breakfast in Connecticut? The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina is a waterfront, bed and breakfast in Niantic, CT. Although not a beachfront Connecticut hotel, it is within walking distance to the beach. All 16 rooms at The Inn have been newly renovated with waterfront or garden views. Enjoy complimentary breakfast and evening wine reception. Boat slips are available for rent during your weekend stay. The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina is conveniently within walking distance to the shops and restaurants of downtown Niantic. The Inn is also within walking distance to the Niantic Bay boardwalk and Niantic Beach. This waterfront hotel in Connecticut, is the perfect place for your weekend getaway in Connecticut this summer!

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Photo Credit: Inn at Harbor Hill

About Niantic Beach

Niantic Beach is a half mile long beach with boardwalk. Beach passes are required to access Niantic Beach between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Non-resident beach passes to Niantic Beach for non-residents are pricey. The non-resident beach pass is $40 for weekday beach access, $50 for weekend beach access and $75 for weekly visitor pass (7 day beach pass).

Hotels within Walking Distance to Connecticut Beaches

Although not a beachfront hotel, the Inn at Fairfield Beach is within walking distance to the beach making it perfect for your Connecticut beach getaway. It is situated just across the street from the Connecticut shoreline. The Inn at Fairfield Beach is a charming, New England hotel with a nautical feel. Wake up to a delicious complimentary breakfast before venturing out to the beach. The Inn at Fairfield Beach is a 9 minute walk to Jennings Beach in Fairfield, CT. Jennings Beach is Fairfield’s largest beach at 27 acre.

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Photo Credit: Inn at Fairfield Beach

About Jennings Beach

Jennings Beach is free and open to the public. There is a parking fee if you drive. Since the Inn at Fairfield Beach is within walking distance to Jennings beach, you can leave your car at the hotel and walk to the beach.

Waterfront Boutique Hotel in Connecticut

Enjoy a perfect weekend getaway at the Delamar Hotel Greenwich Harbor. The Delamar Hotel Greenwich Harbor is a beautiful, waterfront hotel in Greenwich, CT. Many rooms have private balconies overlooking the Greenwich harbor. You can drive from New York City’s midtown Manhattan to the Delamar Hotel Greenwich Harbor (an hour from NYC) or arrive at The Delamar by boat and employ the services of the waterfront hotel’s full-time dock attendants. For a relaxing day at the beach, hop on the town ferry to Greenwich’s private island (Island Beach). Or if you seek a private experience, charter a boat from the hotel’s private dock and take a scenic harbor cruise on the way to the beach. You can also do some shopping during your weekend getaway. The waterfront, New England boutique hotel is within walking distance to Greenwich Avenue’s shops and restaurants. End your day with a sunset dinner alfresco at L’escale, the hotel’s waterfront restaurant. You will enjoy your weekend stay at the Delamar Hotel Greenwich. It is the perfect waterfront hotel for your Connecticut beach getaway!

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Photo Credit: Delamar Greenwich Harbor

About Captain Island

Captain Island is the town of Greenwich’s private beach. Non-residents can take the town ferry from the Arch Street ferry dock which is walking distance from The Delamar Greenwich Harbor. There is non-resident fee of $13 for the ferry ride to Island Beach plus a $9 single entry park pass. Note that the single entry park pass are not sold at the ferry dock, the park pass must be purchased in advanced Monday to Friday at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center (90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, CT )

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