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High marsh at Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary, West Haven
High marsh at Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary, West Haven
Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary is a great place for bird watching. Visitors will find that the site is sometimes closed for protection of the birds. There is a parking lot on-site.West Haven provides 3.5 miles of public beach or waterfront park, each with its own amenities or environmental setting. Most are networked through a 1.7 mile walkway providing pedestrians, bicyclists and roller-bladers a continuous waterfront urban “greenway.” Views of Long Island Sound exist throughout most of the walkway. Most beach parking lots in West Haven close at 11:30 p.m. although the walkway is open 24 hours, every day.

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 Location
View interactive map of Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary Beach Street Sandy Point
West Haven, Connecticut
 Fees
Yes. Contact City of West Haven for fee schedule.
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to exit 44. Turn slight right onto Kimberly Avenue. Take a left onto First Avenue. First Avenue becomes Beach Street. Sandy Point will be on your left.
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From the West: Take I-95 North to exit 44. Take the West Haven Ramp. Turn left onto Kimberly Avenue. Turn left onto First Avenue. First Avenue becomes Beach Street. Sandy Point will be on your left.
 Parking
Parking Lot
 Site Contact Information
Website -City of West Haven
Address -355 Main Street
 West Haven, CT 06516
 Facilities
Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
FishingFishing
Unsupervised SwimmingUnsupervised Swimming
TrailsTrails
 Environment
Intertidal FlatIntertidal Flat
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Sandy BeachSandy Beach
Tidal RiverTidal River
Tidal WetlandTidal Wetland

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