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The boardwalk at Silver Sands State Park, Milford
The boardwalk at Silver Sands State Park, Milford
Silver Sands State Park features a boardwalk with 1/10th mile markers extending west 3/4 miles, connecting the State park to the City of Milford's Walnut Beach Park. The site includes an offshore island connected to the mainland by a sand and gravel bar (tombolo) that is submerged at high tide. Accessing the tombolo is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS and should be avoided. Access to the island is prohibited May 1 through August 31 to protect heron and egret rookeries. To help you reach Silver Sands State Park, some routes leading to this site are posted with boat launch symbol signs. Access to the Park in the evening is available to marine anglers only via the small parking area at the end of East Broadway located at the south central end of the Park. See the Park map for the location of the marine angler satellite parking area. To help you reach Silver Sands State 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 Silver Sands State Park Silver Sands Park Way
Milford, Connecticut
Phone -(203) 735-4311
 Water Quality Report
State Swimming Area Water Quality Report
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to exit 35. Turn left onto Schoolhouse Road south to Route 1 (Bridgeport Avenue). Turn left onto Route 1, then right at the next light onto Silver Sands Parkway. Follow the parkway across Meadowside Road and continue down hill to main parking area.
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From the West: Take I-95 north to exit 35. Turn right onto Schoolhouse Road south to Route 1 (Bridgeport Avenue). Turn left onto Route 1 then right at the next light onto (Silver Sands Parkway. Follow Parkway across Meadowside Road and continue down hill to main parking area.
 Parking
Parking Lot
 Site Contact Information
Website -CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Address -79 Elm Street
 Hartford, CT 06106-5127
 Facilities
Car-top Boat AccessCar-top Boat Access
Picnic AreaPicnic Area
Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
BoatingBoating
CrabbingCrabbing
FishingFishing
Supervised SwimmingSupervised Swimming
Unsupervised SwimmingUnsupervised Swimming
 Environment
IslandIsland
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Sandy BeachSandy Beach
Tidal WetlandTidal Wetland

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