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Entrace to Oak Street Beach, West Haven
Entrace to Oak Street Beach, West Haven
Oak Street Beach is a sandy beach with a pier. This site is ideal for fishing. Night lights installed on the pier make walking out on the pier for strolling or fishing more pleasant. This beach is the site of recorded music four nights a week during the summer season. 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. Oak Street Beach Activity Building is a multi-use activity building adjacent to Oak Street Beach. Most beach parking lots in West Haven close at 11:30 p.m. although the walkway is open 24 hours, every day. To help you reach Oak Street 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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West Haven, Connecticut
Yes. Contact City of West Haven for fee schedule.
From the East: Take I-95 South to exit 44. Turn slight right onto Kimberly Avenue/ Route 122. Stay straight to go onto Elm Street. Then take a left onto Wagner Pl. Turn slight right to get onto Kelsey Avenue. Take a left onto Captain Thomas Boulevard. Then take a right onto Oak Street.
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.
Parking Lot
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
Access PierAccess Pier
Food ConcessionFood Concession
Handicapped AccessHandicapped Access
Picnic AreaPicnic Area
Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)
Historic, Cultural InterestHistoric, Cultural Interest
Supervised SwimmingSupervised Swimming
Unsupervised SwimmingUnsupervised Swimming
Bluff, EscarpmentBluff, Escarpment
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Sandy BeachSandy Beach

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