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View of Dawson Beach, West Haven
View of Dawson Beach, West Haven
Dawson Avenue Beach is a wide sandy beach with some shallow water areas provides an ideal place for a family picnic with small children.  The adjoining Abbot Park on Ocean Avenue provides a lawn area with benches for those who prefer to enjoy views of Long Island Sound well removed from the beach. To help you reach Dawson Avenue Beach/Abbott 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 Dawson Avenue Beach/Abbott Park Dawson Avenue and Ocean Avenue
West Haven, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to exit 44. Turn right onto Kimberly Avenue/Route 122. Stay straight to go onto Elm Street. Turn left onto Wagner Pl/Route 162. Turn slight onto Kelsey Avenue. Turn right onto Captain Thomas Boulevard. Captain Thomas Boulevard becomes Ocean Avenue. Follow until Ocean Avenue until it crosses with Dawson Avenue.
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From the West: Take I-95 North to exit 42. Take a left onto Route 162/Sawmill Road. Turn slight right onto Kelsey Avenue. Turn right onto Captain Thomas Boulevard. Captain Thomas Boulevard becomes Ocean Avenue. Follow until Ocean Avenue crosses with Dawson Avenue.
 Parking
Parking Lot
 Site Contact Information
Website -City of West Haven
Address -355 Main Street
 West Haven, CT 06516
 Facilities
Car-top Boat AccessCar-top Boat Access
Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
BoatingBoating
FishingFishing
Supervised SwimmingSupervised Swimming
Unsupervised SwimmingUnsupervised Swimming
 Environment
Intertidal FlatIntertidal Flat
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Sandy BeachSandy Beach

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