Return to CT.Gov Home
Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
About Us Programs & Services Publications Forms Contact Us DEP Home
 Connecticut Coastal Access GuideExplore the Connecticut Shore 
Coastal Access SiteClinton Town Beach
Clinton, Connecticut Describe Site  Map Site Printable Version Help
Clinton Town Beach, Clinton
Clinton Town Beach, Clinton
Clinton Town Beach is a sandy beach facing the entrance to Clinton Harbor with views of Long Island Sound. Enjoy the beach at high tide, and walk out to the sand bars in Clinton Harbor at low tide. There is a car-top boat access area for sea-kayaks and car-top boats, and a walkway for fishing off an old stone bridge that crosses the Hammock River at the entrance. In season, sanitary facilities and a food concession are open to the public. A pavilion is available for picnic lunches as well as a viewing platform with interpretive signs to enjoy wildlife in adjacent tidal marshes.


More Photos More Photos...
 Location
View interactive map of Clinton Town Beach Waterside Lane
Clinton, Connecticut
 Fees
Yes. Contact Town of Clinton for fee schedule.
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to exit 63. Turn right off the exit onto Route 81 South (High Street). Travel on Route 81 for approximately 0.6 miles. At the end of High Street, turn right onto Central Avenue. Travel on Central Avenue for approximately 100 yards, and turn left onto Hull Street. Travel on Hull Street for 0.1 miles to a traffic light. Turn left at the traffic light onto Route 1 (Boston Post Road/West Main Street). Travel on Route 1 for approximately 0.5 miles. Turn right onto Waterside Lane. Travel to the end of Waterside line, and cross an old stone bridge to the Clinton Town Beach entrance.
address
From the West: Take I-95 North to exit 63. Turn left off the exit onto North High Street and travel approximately 50 yards to a traffic light. Turn right at the traffic light onto Route 81 South (High Street). Travel on Route 81 for approximately 0.5 miles. At the end of High Street, turn right onto Central Avenue. Travel on Central Avenue for approximately 100 yards, and turn left onto Hull Street. Travel on Hull Street for 0.1 miles to a traffic light. Turn left at the traffic light onto Route 1 (Boston Post Road/West Main Street). Travel on Route 1 for approximately 0.5 miles. Turn right onto Waterside Lane. Travel to the end of Waterside line, and cross an old stone bridge to the Clinton Town Beach entrance.
 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 Clinton
Address -201 Killingworth Turnpike
 Clinton, CT 06413
 Facilities
Car-top Boat AccessCar-top Boat Access
Food ConcessionFood Concession
Handicapped AccessHandicapped Access
Picnic AreaPicnic Area
Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
BoatingBoating
CrabbingCrabbing
Supervised SwimmingSupervised Swimming
Unsupervised SwimmingUnsupervised Swimming
TrailsTrails
 Environment
Harbor SettingHarbor Setting
Intertidal FlatIntertidal Flat
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Sandy BeachSandy Beach
Tidal RiverTidal River
Tidal WetlandTidal Wetland

Select the Map Site tab above to view an interactive map of this site.
Web site hosted by the
Long Island Sound Resource Center
A Department of Energy & Environmental Protection and University of Connecticut Partnership
Copyright 1998-2013 Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection