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Silver Sands State Park

1 Silver Sands Park Way, Milford, CT 06460
+1 203-735-4311
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Nice beach

Nice beach to relax on, free entry and free parking. The walk from the parking lot to the beach is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
June M
via mobile
Beautiful beach

Nice beach not the biggest but still very nice has a great view of a island nice big boardwalk... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christian M
via mobile
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“low tide” (57 reviews)
“walnut beach” (56 reviews)
“charles island” (95 reviews)
LOCATION
1 Silver Sands Park Way, Milford, CT 06460
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+1 203-735-4311
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"low tide"
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"walnut beach"
in 56 reviews
"charles island"
in 95 reviews
"porta potties"
in 23 reviews
"sand bar"
in 24 reviews
"great boardwalk"
in 22 reviews
"long island sound"
in 28 reviews
"silver sands"
in 60 reviews
"sea shells"
in 5 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 11 reviews
"nice walk"
in 13 reviews
"horseshoe crabs"
in 6 reviews
"state park"
in 20 reviews
"beach area"
in 10 reviews
"small island"
in 8 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 13 reviews
"bird sanctuary"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice beach to relax on, free entry and free parking. The walk from the parking lot to the beach is a little long if you have mobility issues. You can swim at your own risk after the lifeguards leave for the day. I appreciated that....More

Thank June M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice beach not the biggest but still very nice has a great view of a island nice big boardwalk over the marsh has picknick area all in all great place for a family day

1  Thank Christian M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Always our favorite beach. Over the years the sand has been less...Ummm..clean and smooth. Great views. You have to watch the tides for timing. Low tide is not a pleasant smell. LOL

Thank Libby G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park was free, construction did not effect access, park was thriving with wildlife, and it was exciting to see the direction the park is going! Great place! Question, does anyone know what the first picture was built for years ago?

Thank calypsoray
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We timed our trip with low tide and had a fun walk around the island, and my college kids enjoyed the return walk when the tide began eating into the sandbar. Be aware the park entrance and parking were under construction in mid May but...More

4  Thank Waleed A
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We made a few visits here in Oct/November 2017. This is a great place to enjoy the beach and beautiful views! You could make this a daily routine walking or jogging along the board walk or beach. Or if you time it right when the...More

Thank 2see2sea
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Although the weather in late April was still chilly and drizzly at times, we enjoyed the park. The weather cooperated long enough for the hike out to Charles Island on the Tombolo (sandbar) at low tide. We had close up views of nesting geese and...More

1  Thank DallasKay
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Peaceful before all the tourists arrive! Love the views of Charles Island, the beach, the boardwalk. I grew up here, before the state created Silver Sands. Just love it!

1  Thank Cate D
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I would love to return here in the summer. This is a beautiful spot for any activity - a romantic stroll, an upbeat run, a quite place to sit and watch the sun set or listen to birds or read. And of course, I’m sure...More

1  Thank Christenthia L
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

If you get there at low tide you can walk a sandbar to Charles Island. The boardwalk is lovely and the parking excellent. Worth a visit.

1  Thank CTMermaid
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ilovenature2014
2 April 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..
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Jessica B
10 March 2018|
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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.
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William O
10 August 2017|
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Response from Valeria A | Reviewed this property |
porta potties
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