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Scenic view of Penfield Beach, Fairfield
Scenic view of Penfield Beach, Fairfield
Penfield Beach is a great place to swim and sun along the Long Island Sound. It offers a long stretch of sandy beach which abuts Rickards Beach. There are charcoal grills set up on the beach for visitor use; remember to bring your own charcoal and matches. There are also swing sets for the kids. There is a nice Pavilion where visitors can purchase snacks if grilling your own food is not on your agenda. Also, there is a large parking lot.

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 Location
View interactive map of Penfield Beach Fairfield Beach Road
Fairfield, Connecticut
 Fees
Yes. Contact Town of Fairfield for fee schedule.
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South. Take the Route 135/ North Benson Road exit 22 and continue 0.15 miles. Turn left onto North Benson Road/ Route 135 and continue 0.22 miles. Turn right onto Post Road/ US-1 and continue 0.21 miles. Turn left onto Beach Road and continue 0.79 miles. Turn left onto Fairfield Beach Road and continue 0.43 miles.
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From the West: Take I-95 North. Take the Mill Plain Road exit 21 and continue 0.21 miles. Turn right onto Mill Plain Road and continue 0.19 miles. Turn left onto Boston Post Road/ US-1 and continue 0.38 miles. Turn right onto Old Post Road and continue 0.29 miles. Turn right onto Penfield Road and continue 0.67 miles. Turn left onto Fairfield Beach Road.
 Parking
Parking Lot
 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 -Town of Fairfield
Address -75 Mill Plain Road
 Fairfield, CT 06824
 Facilities
Food ConcessionFood Concession
Handicapped AccessHandicapped Access
Picnic AreaPicnic Area
Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
FishingFishing
Supervised SwimmingSupervised Swimming
Unsupervised SwimmingUnsupervised Swimming
 Environment
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Sandy BeachSandy Beach

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