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Picnic at Waterford Beach Park

A beautiful Saturday morning, we were there for a picnic. One hour drive and we spend eight hours... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Glastonbury, Connecticut

One of the few beaches in CT that is not over populated with wall to wall people. It's a hike to... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Waterford, Connecticut
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305 Great Neck Rd, Waterford, CT 06385-3825
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

A beautiful Saturday morning, we were there for a picnic. One hour drive and we spend eight hours there for picnic... There are three Pavilions, we found our booked Pavilion#3 was small in size, just enough for 12-15 people. Thus when booking Pavilion, make sure...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank imbinisha
Reviewed 7 August 2018

One of the few beaches in CT that is not over populated with wall to wall people. It's a hike to the small but quaint beach, so bring a tote on wheels for all your beach gear. Nice wooded picnic area for a family BBQ.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DelindaJ3
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Waterford Beach is beautiful an clean. Great for the whole family or just yourself.Has grills to cook.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Shemere L
Reviewed 19 June 2018

You need a pass or pay at the gate to use this local town beach. Located near New London on Long Island sound. It has life guards, toilets, outside rinse-off shower. Also ball fields, covered pavilions with B-B-Q grills. Short walk from paved parking lot...More

Date of experience: September 2017
9  Thank JeffR156
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Waterford Beach is a gem. It's nice and sandy, wide, scenic with nature, and offers glimpses of passing ferries.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

It was cold and windy but we could not miss seen this beautiful beach. Great views. Would be wonderful in the summer.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank aries2748
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Agree that this is the best beach in CT. Agree that the town of Waterford could do just a touch better in keeping the bathroom/changing room slightly higher then 3rd world standards.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank avk4
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Waterford beach really should be part of Rhode Island as this gem more closely resembles the Rhode Island coastline than that in most of Connecticut. Waterford's proximity to the open Atlantic without the cover of Long Island sound makes for a different look and feel...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank susan c
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Nice beach just a short walk from the cove to get to Ocean Beach.nice rocky area to sit on and let the waves crash over you. relaxation is key here listening to the sounds of the waves. be careful since the waves have taken me...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Justin M
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I love the clean and quiet beach although the bathroom is not convenient for changing.. it would be nice to have hooks to hang bAgs inside the bathrooms or at least a bench to put your bags and towels as you walk into the bathroom...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Sherpa448222
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11 July 2018|
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Response from JeffR156 | Reviewed this property |
Check with Waterford Park & Rec. dept. for costs and info. 860-444-5881
Catrina W
5 July 2018|
Response from aries2748 | Reviewed this property |
It will be very busy! Very popular spot.
Catrina W
3 July 2018|
Response from JeffR156 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, non residents pay a fee to enter the park. There is a per person charge, but I am not sure what it is. Weekdays are a bit cheaper than weekends. You can contact Town Hall for more info.