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White Sands Beach is a lovely beach with great views of Long Island Sound and a picnic area within a gazebo. Although there is no non-resident parking during the beach season between Memorial Day and Labor Day, non-residents are free to use the parking lot during the beach off season. White Sands beach offers a beautiful beach walk as well as access to The Nature Conservancy’s Griswold Point Preserve. If non-residents are willing to find parking and walk about a 1/2 mile from Shore Rd/CT-156, they may use White Sands Beach year round.
 Location
View interactive map of White Sands Beach 11 Seaside Avenue and at the terminus of White Sands Beach Rd.
Old Lyme, Connecticut
 Fees
Yes. Contact Town of Old Lyme for fee schedule.
 Directions
From the West: Exit 70 off I-95 North. Take a right at the exit ramp onto Route 156 and proceed approximately 2.8 miles. Turn right onto Old Shore Rd. and continue straight for approximately .5 miles. Take a right onto White Sands Beach Rd., follow to the very end, and then bear left into the parking lot.
address
From the East: Exit 70 off of I-95 South. Proceed straight at the end of the exit ramp for .7 miles. Turn left onto Route 156 and proceed approximately 2.9 miles. Turn right onto Old Shore Rd. and continue straight for approximately .5 miles. Take a right onto White Sands Beach Rd., follow to the very end, and then bear left into the parking lot.
 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 -Town of Old Lyme
Address -52 Lyme Street
 Old Lyme, CT 06371
 Facilities
Car-top Boat AccessCar-top Boat Access
Handicapped AccessHandicapped Access
Picnic AreaPicnic Area
Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)
 Activities
BoatingBoating
Supervised SwimmingSupervised Swimming
Unsupervised SwimmingUnsupervised Swimming
 Environment
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Sandy BeachSandy Beach

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