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Jordan Cove Water Access, Waterford
Jordan Cove Water Access, Waterford
Jordan Cove Water Access is a small barrier beach site. It is accessed through a densely developed neighborhood with little on-street parking. Visitors should respect the neighborhood by parking off-street within the site's fenced parking area. Visitors should avoid trampling the dune grass as they enter the site, and they should also beware of debris on the beach and dune areas. Visitors crossing the breach to the adjacent island must be aware that a rising tide may strand them on the island (thus, it is best not to cross the breach). Boaters need to be especially careful when navigating the waters off this site, as abandoned pilings create EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS boating conditions. To help you reach Jordan Cove Water Access, 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 Jordan Cove Water Access 3 Reed Avenue
Waterford, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to Exit 82. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 85/Hartford Turnpike (which immediately becomes Broad Street), and proceed approximately .5 miles. Next, turn right onto Jefferson Avenue, and follow approximately .5 miles. Turn right onto Chester Street, proceed a short distance, and then turn left onto Clark Lane (at the point where Chester Street becomes Fog Plain Road). Follow Clark Lane for approximately 1 mile. Turn right onto U.S. Route 1/Boston Post Road, continue an extremely short distance, and then bear left onto Route 156/Rope Ferry Road (and follow a short distance). Turn left onto Route 213/Great Neck Road, and continue approximately 1.8 miles. Turn right onto Goshen Road, and proceed to its end. Next, turn right onto Palmer Road, and continue a short distance. Then, turn right onto Valley Street, which leads to Reed Avenue. Lastly, turn left onto Reed Avenue. Jordan Cove Water Access will be on the right (past the first house). Park off-street within the designated parking area.
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From the West: Take I-95 North to Exit 72. At the end of the exit ramp, continue straight and embark upon the Rocky Neck Connector, and proceed .5 miles to its end. Next, turn left onto Route 156/West Main Street and follow 4.7 miles. Turn right onto Gardiners Wood Road, and proceed approximately .7 miles. Turn left onto Jordan Cove Road and follow .5 miles. Next, turn right onto Shore Road and continue .5 miles. Turn right onto Palmer Road, proceed straight for a short distance, and turn right onto Valley Street, which leads to Reed Avenue. Lastly, turn left onto Reed Avenue. Jordan Cove Water Access will be on the right (past the first house). Park off-street within the designated parking area.
 Parking
Parking Lot
 Site Contact Information
Website -CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Address -79 Elm Street
 Hartford, CT 06106-5127
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
CrabbingCrabbing
FishingFishing
ShellfishingShellfishing
 Environment
Intertidal FlatIntertidal Flat
IslandIsland
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Rocky ShoreRocky Shore
Sandy BeachSandy Beach
Tidal WetlandTidal Wetland

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