New York Day Trip to Connecticut Beaches

New York Day Trip to Connecticut Beaches

Looking for a New York day trip to Connecticut beaches? Fortunately, almost every town in Connecticut has a beach. However, many Connecticut beaches require resident beach passes. As a non-resident, you can access these beaches by purchasing day passes. Here is our guide to Connecticut beaches in Norwalk, Greenwich, Darien, Fairfield, Westport, and Milford. Note: Please check with individual towns for the latest beach pass information.

Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT

Calf Pasture Beach is a beautiful beach in Norwalk, CT with a fishing pier, playground, sand volleyball courts, bocce courts, skateboard park, picnic tables, grills, and a restaurant. Sailboats and kayaks can be rented from Norwalk Sailing School.

New York Day Trip to Connecticut Beaches

Amenities

  • Beach
  • Playground
  • Splash Pad
  • Skate Park
  • Playground
  • Ball fields
  • Fishing Pier
  • Restaurant
  • Picnic tables and grills
  • Restroom facilities
  • Norwalk Sailing School

Non-Resident Day Pass

Non-Resident day passes are $35/car on weekdays before 5pm, $40/car on weekends and holiday before 5pm and $15 every day after 5pm. Click here for details.

Jennings Beach in Fairfield, CT

Jennings Beach is the largest beach in Fairfield with great views of Long Island Sound. Enjoy the large sandy beach with concession stand, volleyball poles, and sailboat racks. It is adjacent to a playground and skate park.

New York Day Trip to Connecticut Beaches

Amenities:

  • Beach
  • Concession Stand
  • Restroom facilities
  • Sailboat racks
  • Playground
  • Skate Park

Non-Resident Day Pass:

Non-Resident Beach stickers are required from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Daily Parking fee collected at the gate between 10am-8pm. $20 on weekdays and $50 on weekends and Holidays. Click here for more details.

Pear Tree Point Beach in Darien, CT

Pear Tree Point Beach is approximately 8 acres with 2 beautiful beaches, picnic areas, grills, gazebo overlooking the Long Island Sound and also features a concession stand.

New York Day Trip to Connecticut Beaches
Photo Credit: Town Of Darien

Amenities:

  • Beach
  • Concession Stand
  • Darien Boat Club
  • Picnic Tables and Grills
  • Restroom facilities

Non-Resident Day Pass:

Non-Resident daily entrance fee is $45/vehicle per day. Click here for more information.

Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT

Sherwood Island State Park is Connecticut’s first state park. Spend the day at the beach, have a picnic and visit the Sherwood Island Nature Center.

New York Day Trip to Connecticut Beaches

Amenities

  • Beach
  • Restroom facilities
  • Picnic Tables
  • Sherwood Island Nature Center

Non-Resident Day Pass

Non-Resident Daily Entrance is $22/car per day on weekends before 4pm, $15/car per day on weekdays before 4pm and $7/car per day after 4pm. Click here for details.

Silver Sands State Park in Milford, CT

Silver Sands State Park is a beautiful beach in Milford, CT. Enjoy sandy beaches and three-quarters of a mile all-weather boardwalk.

New York Day Trip to Connecticut Beaches
Photo Credit: Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection

Amenities

  • Beach
  • Boardwalk
  • Portable Toilets

Non-Resident Day Pass

There is no fee for parking.

Island Beach in Greenwich, CT

Island Beach is a private island in Greenwich, CT. Take a ferry to Island Beach, enjoy the beach, concession stand, playground, and picnic tables.

View from the Ferry to Island Beach

Amenities

  • Beach
  • Concession stand
  • Playground
  • Picnic tables

Non-Resident Day Pass

Taking a day excursion can be pricey and takes advance planning. It will run you $20/person per day plus $35 parking for your car. You will need a single entry park plus ferry pass per person and a parking pass for your car. The single entry park pass can’t be purchased at the ferry, it can only be purchased at the civic centers during weekday business hours. Single entry park passes are $7 per person/day. The ferry passes are $13 per person (ages 5-64 years old) and $7 per person (ages 65+). The parking fee is $35 per car/day. Click here for more details.

Bayley Beach in Norwalk, CT

Bayley Beach is a beautiful beach in Norwalk, CT (Rowayton section). Enjoy the sandy beach, playground, picnic tables, volleyball area, basketball court, and snack bar.

New York Day Trip to Connecticut Beaches

Amenities

  • Beach
  • Playground
  • Volleyball area
  • Basketball court
  • Snack Bar
  • Restroom facilities
  • Picnic tables and grills

Non-Resident Day Pass

A non-resident day pass is $25 per car on weekends/holidays and $20 per car on weekdays. Walk-ins are $10 per person or $25 per family.

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