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Squantz Pond State Park courtesy Connecticut Department of Environmental ProtectionBeaches, bays, lakes, and river .... Connecticut has it all! -- including West Haven beaches for one of the longest stretches of beach acreage in the state.

Straddling historic old New England and the New York metro area, Connecticut's location on Long Island Sound makes it the perfect place for summer sun and fun with miles of oceanfront waiting to be explored:

DID YOU KNOW? Connecticut beaches fun facts:

The largest beach in the state, Hammonasset Beach State Park attracts more than 1 million visitors each year.

Hole-in-the-Wall Beach in East Lyme is so named for its access through a short tunnel under the railroad tracks that leads to a stunning view of Long Island Sound.

• Westport’s Compo Beach was the site of the British invasion of Danbury, also known as Tryon’s Raid. Today, the famous Minuteman Statue stands in commemoration of a valiant defense against British forces during the American Revolution.

also see -> Connecticut tourist attractions | Connecticut campgrounds

More about Connecticut beaches around the Web:

Connecticut - Beaches
- A quick but complete list of the state's beaches with descriptions of amenities, entrance fees, location and contact details, maps and directions.

Connecticut Coastal Access Guide - Comprehensive guide to the Connecticut coast with a list of dozens of public beaches leading to more info on amenities, opening & closing times, parking, directions & photos.

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