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Russian Beach, Stratford
Russian Beach, Stratford
The name 'Russian Beach,' (also known locally as Lordship Beach) is derived from its historic use by Russian immigrants employed at Igor Sikorsky's Sikorsky Manufacturing Company, now part of United Technology Corporation's Sikorsky Aircraft. At Russian Beach, only the area waterward of mean high water is open to the public. Walk along the wet sand area of this beach via access provided by the beach at Point-No-Point. Russian Beach is believed to be one of the few natural beaches in Connecticut that is expanding in a seaward direction resulting in a series of dunes and swales, or alternating areas of higher elevation ridges of sand and low areas between these ridges. This type of beach, referred to by geologists as a prograding beach, is a rare example of a beach that has migrated toward Long Island Sound rather than retreating inland, a more common dynamic for Connecticut’s beaches.
 Location
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Stratford, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to exit 30. Follow the signs to Sikorsky Memorial Airport. Drive through the Great Meadows salt marsh, passing the airport on the left. At the next stop sign, go straight over Oak Bluff Avenue and then Lordship Boulevard turns into Stratford Road. Take a right onto the fourth street on the right which is Washington Road and follow to Beach Drive. You should see the Point-No-Point walkway and metered parking on Beach Dirve. Access to Russian Beach is at the east end of the Point-No-Point walkway.
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From the West: Take I-95 North to exit 30. Follow the signs to Sikorsky Memorial Airport. Drive through the Great Meadows salt marsh, passing the airport on the left. At the next stop sign, go straight over Oak Bluff Avenue and then Lordship Boulevard turns into Stratford Road. Take a right onto the fourth street on the right which is Washington Road and follow to Beach Drive.You should see the Point-No-Point walkway and metered parking on Beach Dirve. Access to Russian Beach is at the east end of the Point-No-Point walkway.
 Parking
On street parking
 Site Contact Information
Website -Town of Stratford
Address -1 Dorne Drive
 Stratford, CT
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