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Beach at Saint Mary's By the Sea, Bridgeport
Beach at Saint Mary's By the Sea, Bridgeport
There are numerous activities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy at Saint Mary’s by the Sea, located in the distinctive Black Rock neighborhood. Bring binoculars to watch the birds and wildlife at this site. There is a developed walkway (approximately 1/2 mile in length) for power walkers or those looking for a leisurely stroll, which provide visitors with spectacular views of Long Island Sound and Black Rock Harbor. The site holds historic and cultural interest for visitors to explore. Please contact the Bridgeport Parks & Recreation Department for obtaining a parking permit to visit this site.

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 Location
View interactive map of Saint Mary's by the Sea Eames Boulevard (via Gilman Street)
Bridgeport, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to Exit 24. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left and proceed approximately .2 miles on Chambers Street. Next, turn right onto Commerce Drive and continue .1 mile. Turn left onto Black Rock Turnpike (which becomes Brewster Street) and follow .6 miles. Take a right onto Fairfield Avenue and continue .2 miles. Turn left onto Gilman Street and follow 1 mile. The entrance is to the right on-street.
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From the West: Take I-95 North to Exit 24. At the end of the exit ramp, continue straight and travel an extremely short distance, then turn right onto Black Rock Turnpike (which becomes Brewster Street) and follow .7 miles. Next, turn right onto Fairfield Avenue, and proceed .2 miles. Turn left onto Gilman Street and follow 1 mile. The entrance is to the right on-street.
 Parking
On street parking
 Accessibility
Parts of the site offering views of the water are wheelchair accessible. Some facilities/uses listed may not be fully accessible to the mobility-impaired.
 Site Contact Information
Website -City of Bridgeport
Address -7 Trumbull Road
 Bridgeport, CT 06611
 Facilities
Handicapped AccessHandicapped Access
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
FishingFishing
Historic, Cultural InterestHistoric, Cultural Interest
WalkwaysWalkways
 Environment
Intertidal FlatIntertidal Flat
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Rocky ShoreRocky Shore
Sandy BeachSandy Beach
Tidal RiverTidal River
Tidal WetlandTidal Wetland

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