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Quiet walk

If youre looking for a quiet walk or a day with the little ones, this place is great. They are... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
SeaTac, Washington
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Great for individuals and families...beach, exploring, and views

Great beach and views of Charles Island. Good for exploring on trail, boardwalk, and she'll... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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1 Silver Sands Park Way, Milford, CT 06460
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great beach and views of Charles Island. Good for exploring on trail, boardwalk, and she'll collecting. Also good spot for birders. State of CT adding new facilities in 2019.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Glenn L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing Boardwalk super-wide always tons of foot traffic great place to run into friends or just pop in your earbuds and go for a walk

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank janemimina
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This was our first time at Silver Sands State Park. After all the rain that we have had recently we needed to get out and get some fresh air. It was a very comfortable breezy Sunday morning with just a few people at the park....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank CTtraveler777
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We visited Connecticut with our family as a weekend trip near the end of the summer last year. This was our last stop prior to heading home. It is a fantastic park with a wonderful beach. Walking the sandbar between the mainland and Charles Island...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank SRPFamily
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Currently in the midst of "improvements", but a wonderful board walk along the edge of LI Sound, shore birds to see

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cruisingqueen
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

It was a great place to explore, and see animals with my 10yr old! Millions of shells on the beach to look at, and she found hermit crabs during low tide.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JulesARoth
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

If youre looking for a quiet walk or a day with the little ones, this place is great. They are expanding it as well. A myriad of wild plants, insects, birds and seashells will give your kid something to do while you enjoy some rare...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank RealUkranian
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful day at the beach. For families, couples and friends. At low tide you can actually walk over to an island. Water was warm today. Also heard the fishing is fab

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mr10701
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Too hot to stay in the city so we drove an easy 30 minutes from New Haven. The parking was free with plenty of space. We walked along the boardwalk for about a mile until we came to Walnut beach. Stayed for the afternoon, even...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gaynor B
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Very nice beach and boardwalk, water seemed clean. A very nice area to visit. We didn’t stay long because the beach was closing shortly after we arrived!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SDP556
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June 25, 2018|
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Response from 2see2sea | Reviewed this property |
When I went a few weeks ago they did not have a park entrance fee and we did not have to pay to park! :D It looks like they're doing construction to the parking lot so this may change, but when I went it was free!
April 2, 2018|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, but it is dangerous. People have drowned doing this and misjudging the current even if the water is low..
Jessica B
March 9, 2018|
Response from Catherine D | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what the exact rules are, but I've seen people walk their dogs on the boardwalk and on the Walnut Beach side. I don't think people really care as long as you clean up after your dog.