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View of Altschuler Beach, West Haven
View of Altschuler Beach, West Haven
Alschuler Beach is accessible from an extensive boardwalk. Beach parking is available at the Savin Rock Conference Center when it is not in use. 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.


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 Location
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West Haven, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to exit 44. Turn slight right onto Kimerberly Avenue. Stay straight to go onto Elm Street. Turn left onto Wagner Pl. Turn slight right onto Kelsey Avenue. Then a left onto Captain Thomas Boulevard. Turn right onto Oak Street and then a left onto Palace Boulevard. Access by Oak Street or Palace Street.
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From the West: Take I-95 North to exit 42. Take a left onto Sawmill Road. Take a slight right onto Kelsey Avenue. Then a left onto Captain Thomas Boulevard. Take a right onto Oak Street. Then a left onto Palace Boulevard. Access by Oak Street or Palace Street.
 Parking
On street parking
 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
Access PierAccess Pier
Car-top Boat AccessCar-top Boat Access
Handicapped AccessHandicapped Access
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
BoatingBoating
FishingFishing
Supervised SwimmingSupervised Swimming
Unsupervised SwimmingUnsupervised Swimming
WalkwaysWalkways
 Environment
Intertidal FlatIntertidal Flat
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Sandy BeachSandy Beach

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