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Lifeguard on the beach at Bradley Point Park, West Haven
Lifeguard on the beach at Bradley Point Park, West Haven
Bradley Point Park includes a small sandy beach and a developed walkway parallel to Long Island Sound. Park benches on-site provide vantage points for visitors to enjoy extensive views of Long Island Sound. Three sets of permanent posts for impromptu volleyball games are available on the sandy beach (in-season), thereby broadening the number of possible recreational opportunities for visitors. A temporary portable toilet serves as the only restroom facility on-site. Moreover, a spectacular 4th of July fireworks display occurs annually. On-site parking is available for 40 vehicles; contact the West Haven Parks & Recreation Department for parking fee schedule (effective from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend annually). It is interesting to note that West Haven provides 3.5 miles of public beach or waterfront park, with a variation of amenities and environmental characteristics along this corridor. A 1.7-mile walkway provides pedestrians, bicyclists and roller-blade users with a continuous waterfront urban “greenway” experience via interconnected beaches extending from Bradley Point Park (to the southwest) to Sandy Point (to the northeast). Views of Long Island Sound exist throughout most of the walkway. Most beach-parking lots in West Haven close at 11:30 p.m. on a daily basis, although the walkway is open 24 hours per day, year-round. To help you reach Bradley Point Park, 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 Bradley Point Park Captain Thomas Boulevard
West Haven, Connecticut
 Fees
Yes. Contact City of West Haven for fee schedule.
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to Exit 44. At the end of the exit ramp, continue straight onto Route 122/Kimberly Avenue and proceed .4 miles to the intersection of 1 Avenue. Proceed straight onto Elm Street and follow 1.1 miles. Next, turn left onto Route 162/Wagner Place and follow .1 mile. At the intersection of Main Street, continue straight (by embarking upon Kelsey Avenue) for 1 mile. Next, turn right onto Captain Thomas Boulevard and proceed .2 miles. The entrance to Bradley Point Park will be on the left.
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From the West: Take I-95 North to Exit 42. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 162/Sawmill Road and proceed .7 miles. At the intersection of Main Street and Kelsey Avenue, proceed straight for 1 mile. Next, turn right onto Captain Thomas Boulevard and continue .2 miles. The entrance to Bradley Point Park will be on the left.
 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
Handicapped AccessHandicapped Access
Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
BoatingBoating
FishingFishing
Historic, Cultural InterestHistoric, Cultural Interest
Supervised SwimmingSupervised Swimming
Unsupervised SwimmingUnsupervised Swimming
WalkwaysWalkways
 Environment
Bluff, EscarpmentBluff, Escarpment
Intertidal FlatIntertidal Flat
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Rocky ShoreRocky Shore
Sandy BeachSandy Beach
Tidal WetlandTidal Wetland

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