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.