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Coastal Access SiteMorse Beach
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View at Morse Beach, West Haven
View at Morse Beach, West Haven
Morse Beach is a large sandy beach. Visitors can enjoy distant views of the lighthouse in New Haven Harbor. A rocky outcropping into the Long Island Sound is suitable for fishing. Two benches are available for resting. West Haven provides 3.5 miles of public beach or Waterfront Park, each with its own amenities or environmental setting. Beaches from Bradley Point Park to Sandy Point 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. Some routes leading to this site are posted with the brown and white Long Island Sound Access sign.
To help you reach Morse Beach, some routes leading to this site are posted with the brown and white Long Island Sound Access sign Long Island Sound Access sign.

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 Location
View interactive map of Morse Beach Morse Avenue/Beach Street
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. Follow Beach Street until it crosses with Morse Avenue.
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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. Follow Beach Street until it crosses with Morse Avenue.
 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 -City of West Haven
Address -355 Main Street
 West Haven, CT 06516
 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
FishingFishing
Unsupervised SwimmingUnsupervised Swimming
WalkwaysWalkways
 Environment
Intertidal FlatIntertidal Flat
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Sandy BeachSandy Beach

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