Silver Sands State Park
Silver Sands State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Silver Sands State Park is a lovely recreational area that's great for a relaxing stroll by the sea. You'll find a picturesque 1.5-mile boardwalk that runs along the coastline, and a well-maintained beach, marsh, and grassland to explore. It's perfect to visit year-round, whether you're looking to take in some fresh air, have a picnic, or catch a stunning sunset. Plan your visit during low tide from mid-September to April when you'll be able to walk across the sandbar to Charles Island. Take your time to explore the island but make sure to watch when the tide comes back up. – Tripadvisor
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Nicole
Lancaster, PA103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
First time here and it was a cool beach. A long boardwalk. It was low tide when we went so we could go out far and collect shells and rocks
Written 18 June 2024
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horvad
Glastonbury, CT19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
On a beautiful day, the boardwalk is the perfect place to take kids for a walk. Parking is a manageable distance to the boardwalk, and beach facilities are available nearby. For a good experience, walk all the way west to the pier at Milford's Walnut Beach.
Written 19 March 2024
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Ima P
Boston, MA76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We stopped here to stretch on a drive down the eastern US coast. This was a terrific stop for a walk. The boardwalk is large and runs almost two miles along the coast. The beaches are large and the scenery is pretty. I can only imagine this is a popular spot in the summer - and probably stunning, too.
Written 5 March 2024
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Stephanie M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Great oceanfront beach. So many shells - AMAZING! All locals were so sweet and kind! Great location close to many things.
Written 6 August 2023
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CarlaZ513
Loveland, OH81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Nice boardwalk along the beach. Perfect for an afternoon stroll to soak up the sun and sand. We took some food with us and had a little picnic on the benches. Beware of parking violations. If you don't have Connecticut plates, you have to pay a $15 parking fee for out of state plates. We were only there for an hour and didn't pay, but saw the parking police issuing citations.
Written 15 September 2022
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA510 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
We snagged a picnic table under the shade for lunch, then started walking out towards the island. The tides change every day so be sure to check if you want to go so the way out. Got to see some horseshoe crabs as well!
Written 17 September 2021
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT2,621 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
Located in Long Island sound in Milford, this park has acres of beach, dunes, salt marsh, grassland and an open area of woods to explore.
Written 11 August 2021
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Xeuropn
Virginia Beach, VA435 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
My son brought us here for a pleasant walk with views of Long Island Sound. Plenty of beaches, parking and fresh sea air. I have been coming to visit here for many years, so it was nice to finally come to the beach,
Written 10 July 2021
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MikeI283BL
Milford, CT1,210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
Great state park to visit in the area. Grounds are well kept and you get a great view of Charles island. Parking fills up fast so be sure to get there early.
Written 31 May 2021
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Vicki A
Brunswick, Md.1,312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We were looking for a great walking path (because we love to walk and we are visiting from out of town) and we found it here!! We actually walked 3.2 miles on the boardwalk!! GREAT scenery walking along the shoreline! We wore our masks, as requested by signage, but noted that a number of others did not. Point of note on parking: being out of state (Maryland), we noticed the parking QR code and information on the signage. We followed all of the steps but could never get the information to load so we could pay for the parking. A couple of locals came by and they even tried to help us but to no avail. We/they even called 4 different organizations, including the local and state police, and no one could help us with paying for our parking. We ended up just staying parked there and did not get a ticket or towed!! Not sure what was up with the parking but we appreciated being able to park there and take our walk!! Thanks Connecticut. You are great hosts!!
Written 29 April 2021
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