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Gem of a little beach!

We were looking for a beach outside of NY but not too far. Reviews of Sherwood Island Park were hit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JDN535
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Mount Vernon, New York
Very peaceful place

I am visiting from CA for the 1st time to Stratford and my Aunt & Uncle took me over to Short... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Faye G
,
Brea, California
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Dorne Drive, Stratford, CT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a beach outside of NY but not too far. Reviews of Sherwood Island Park were hit and miss especially the geese droppings and crowded on weekends review. My teenage daughter discovered Short Beach review and we took a chance. Paid out...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

I am visiting from CA for the 1st time to Stratford and my Aunt & Uncle took me over to Short Beach. For June, there were few people on the sand enjoying the beautiful weather. We walked from the parking lot, through the neighborhood 3/4...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

A nice day at the beach with the kods. During the summer hours non reaidents have to pay a fee to get in (think it's $10). If you have a handicap stick just place it on your rear view mirror and its free to get...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I have been here several times and its always been a clean beach great for relaxing in the sun or just taking a walk around.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I visit here very often. It’s especially better in the summer time. There are plenty of activities to keep your children busy. It is always beautiful there. Perfect for a picnic.

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Great long walk by the beach, however wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk on rocks and sand.

1  Thank Mar C
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a very short beach between an old motel and residential area, it's filled with locals who's here for a walk, picnic, or just taking their kayak out for a short trip.

1  Thank wdee219
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

$20 for non-townies. Groomed sand. Ample parking. Clean bathrooms. The friendly staff let me do a Google Drive-By.

2  Thank Steve P
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely little land tucked away in New England. Well kept sacred secret. Very small and quiet. Have to keep the tide changes in mind.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Nice place for a short visit if you live in the area. Went a couple times, once with a friend in the summer and again later by myself in the winter. It's kind of ugly in real life, but still a good spot for beach...More

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Beach Stickers for non-residents are $150/season or $20/day for Long Beach and Short Beach. 
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