Connecticut Saltwater Shore Locations

Connecticut Saltwater Shore Locations

Provided below is a list of accessible locations to the public. Please remember it is your responsibility to understand the rules and regulations of the location you choose to fish. Some locations may require you to be a resident,have specific parking arrangements, require a fee. We try to provide as much accurate information as possible for you. Please clean up after yourself when enjoying the outdoors and many fishing opportunities Connecticut has to offer.

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( ct-enhanced Enhanced Shore Fishing Access Sites are locations where smaller summer flounder – fluke (16 inch minimum length) and scup (9 inch minimum length) may be taken.)

This table is sortable alphabetically, click on the column title to arrange the list.

Town Located
Coastal Location
Address
Branford
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
Branford Point
Harbor St. , Branford
Branford
boat launch
Branford River State Boat Launch
Goodsell Point Rd. , Branford
Branford
 picnic area dock/pier access
Stony Creek Town Dock and Beach
 Thimble Island Rd. and Indian Point Rd. , Branford
Bridgeport
 dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
Pleasure Beach Fishing Pier
 1 Central Ave. & Long Beach St. , Bridgeport
Bridgeport
boat launch picnic area dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
Saint Mary’s by the Sea
 Eames Blvd. (via Gilman St.)
Bridgeport
boat launch picnic area dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
Seaside Park
 Park Ave., Bridgeport
Clinton
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access
Clinton Landing
 53 East Main St., Clinton
Clinton
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access
Clinton Town Marina
 Riverside Dr., Clinton
Clinton
boat launch
Clinton Town Marina Boat Launch
 Riverside Dr., Clinton
Darien
boat launch picnic area handicap access
Pear Tree Point Beach Park
 Pear Tree Point Rd,. Darien
Darien
picnic area  handicap access
Weed Beach
 Nearwater Ln., Darien
Deep River
Brockway Ferry Landing
 Brockway Ferry Rd.
Deep River
boat launch picnic area dock/pier accesshandicap access
Deep River Town Dock
 River St., Deep River
East Haddam
picnic area handicap access
Gillette Castle State Park
 River Rd., East Haddam
East Haven
Farm River State Park
 Mansfield Grove Rd. and 140 Short Beach Rd., East Haven
East Lyme
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
Cini Memorial Park
 Main St., East Lyme
East Lyme
handicap access ct-enhanced
Hole-in-the-Wall Beach
 Baptist Ln., East Lyme
East Lyme
picnic area handicap access ct-enhanced
McCook Park
 McCook Place, East Lyme
East Lyme
Railroad Beach
 Old Rope Ferry Road/Route 156
East Lyme
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
Rocky Neck State Park
 Route 156, East Lyme
Essex
Alt Water Access Area
 Collins Ln., Essex
Essex
handicap access
Bushnell Park
 Bushnell St., Essex
Essex
boat launch dock/pier access handicap access
Essex Town Dock
 Main St., Essex
Essex
boat launch picnic area dock/pier access handicap access
Essex Town Park
 Nott Ln., Essex
Essex
 handicap access
Little Point Street
 Little Point St., Essex
Essex
dock/pier access
Mack Lane Water Access Area
 Mack Ln., Essex
Essex
boat launch
Nott Lane Open Space
 Nott Ln., Essex
Essex
Novelty Lane Water Access Area
 Novelty Ln., Essex
Essex
boat launch handicap access
Scholes Lane Water Access Area
 Scholes Ln., Essex
Essex
Turtle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary
 Fordham Rd., Essex
Fairfield
boat launch picnic area handicap access ct-enhanced
Ash Creek Open Space
 Riverside Dr. and Turney Rd., Fairfield
Fairfield
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
Jennings Beach
 South Benson Rd., Fairfield
Fairfield
picnic area handicap access ct-enhanced
Penfield Beach
 Fairfield Beach Rd., Fairfield
Fairfield
 ct-enhanced
Penfield Reef
 Fairfield Beach Rd., Fairfield
Fairfield
handicap access
Perry Green
 Harbor Rd., Fairfield
Fairfield
Perry’s Mill Ponds
 Sturges Rd., Fairfield
Fairfield
picnic area handicap access
Rickards Beach
 Fairfield Beach Rd., Fairfield
Groton
boat launch dock/pier access
Bayberry Lane State Boat Launch
 Bayberry Ln., Groton
Groton
handicap access
Bluff Point State Park and Reserve
 Depot Rd., Groton
Groton
picnic area handicap access
Calf Pasture Overlook
 770 Shennecossett Road
Groton
picnic area handicap access ct-enhanced
Eastern Point Beach
 Beach Pond Rd., Groton
Groton
picnic area handicap access
Fort Rachel Marine
 44 Water St. & Fort Rachel Place,Groton
Groton
 handicap access
Fort Street Landing
 Thames St. at Fort St.
Groton
boat launch handicap access
Kenneth Streeter State Boat Launch
 off Fairview Ave, Groton
Groton
boat launch
Mystic River State Boat Launch
 River Rd., Groton
Groton
Palmer Court (Noank) Public Access
Between 24 Palmer Court and 0 Riverview Ave., Groton
Groton
picnic area handicap access ct-enhanced
UCONN-Avery Point
 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton
Guilford
picnic area handicap access ct-enhanced
Chaffinch Island Park
 Chaffinch Island Rd., Guilford
Guilford
East River Preserve
 Sullivan Drive or Clapboard Hill Rd. Trailheads, Guilford
Guilford
 boat launch
East River State Boat Launch
 Neck Road (via Madison, no Guilford access)
Guilford
 handicap access
Great Harbor Wildlife Management Area
 Trolley Rd., Guilford
Guilford
boat launch picnic area handicap access
Guilford Town Marina
 Old Whitfield St., Guilford
Guilford
Trolley Road Coastal Access
 110 Trolley Rd., Guilford
Ledyard
picnic area handicap access
Erickson Park
 Military Highway, Ledyard
Ledyard
Poquetanuck Cove Car-top Boat Launch
 Drawbridge Rd. off Rte. 12 bridge, Ledyard
Lyme
Ely’s Ferry Landing
 Ely’s Ferry Rd., Lyme
Lyme
Selden Neck State Park
 East of River Rd./Joshuatown Rd., Lyme
Madison
dock/pier access handicap access
East Wharf Beach
 122 East Wharf Rd., Madison
Madison
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
Hammonasset Beach State Park
 Boston Post Rd. (Rte. 1), Madison
Madison
dock/pier access
West Wharf Beach
 West Wharf Rd., Madison
Milford
dock/pier access
Belmont Avenue Fishing Access Area
 Belmont St., Milford
Milford
 handicap access ct-enhanced
Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center
 End of Milford Point Rd., Milford
Milford
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
Gulf Beach
 Gulf St., Milford
Milford
boat launch dock/pier access handicap access
Housatonic River State Boat Launch
 Naugatuck Ave., Milford
Milford
Mariners Point Condominiums
 150 Trumbull Ave., Milford
Milford
 picnic area ct-enhanced
Silver Sands State Park
 Silver Sands Park Way, Milford
Milford
Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge-Milford Point Unit
 Milford Point Rd., Milford
Milford
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access
Walnut Beach
 113 East Broadway, Milford
Milford
boat launch picnic area dock/pier access handicap access
Wilcox Park
 Shipyard Ln./New Haven Ave., Milford
Montville
boat launch dock/pier access
Town of Montville Boat Launch
 Dock Rd., Uncasville
New Haven
dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
Criscuolo Park
 Chapel and James Streets, New Haven
New Haven
picnic area
East Rock Park
 English Drive, New Haven
New Haven
picnic area handicap access
East Shore Park
Woodward Ave., New Haven
New Haven
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
Fort Nathan Hale Park
 Woodward Road Ave., New Haven
New Haven
boat launch picnic area dock/pier access handicap access
Lighthouse Point Park
 Lighthouse Rd., New Haven
New Haven
handicap access
Long Wharf Nature Preserve
 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven
New Haven
handicap access
Quinnipiac River Park
 Front St., New Haven
New Haven
dock/pier access handicap access
The Sound School Pier and Walkway
 17 Sea St., New Haven
New Haven
West River Memorial Park
 E.T. Grasso Boulevard, New Haven
New London
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
City Pier and Waterfront Park
 Captain’s Walk/State St., New London
New London
dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
Fort Trumbull State Park
 90 Walbach St., New London
New London
picnic area dock/pier access
Riverside Park
 Adelaide St. and Crystal Ave., New London
New London
boat launch handicap access
Thames River State Boat Launch
 End of State Pier Road (under Gold Star Bridge), New London
North Haven
Quinnipiac River Water Access Area
 Banton St., North Haven
Norwalk
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
Calf Pasture Beach
 Calf Pasture Beach Rd., Norwalk
Norwalk
picnic area
Community Beach
 Rowayton Ave., Norwalk
Norwalk
Grassy Island
 Norwalk Harbor, Norwalk
Norwalk
Harborview/T.J. Marina
 Cove Ave. and ThiRoad St., Norwalk
Norwalk
 dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
Maritime Aquarium Park
10 North Water St., Norwalk
Norwalk
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access
Oyster Shell at Heritage Park
 Putnam Ave., Norwalk
Norwalk
picnic area dock/pier access
Public Boat Slips and Moorings at Veterans Memorial Park
 Seaview Ave., Norwalk
Norwalk
Shea/Ram Island
 Norwalk Harbor, Norwalk
Norwalk
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access
Sheffield Island Lighthouse
 Sheffield Island, Norwalk
Norwalk
Sono Harbor Associates Waterfront Overlook
50 Water St., Norwalk
Norwalk
The Plains Island
 Norwalk Harbor, Norwalk
Norwalk
 picnic area
Thomas Place Estate
Wilson Ave. and Bluff Ave., Norwalk
Norwalk
boat launch picnic area dock/pier access handicap access
Veteran’s Memorial Park
 Seaview Ave., Norwalk
Norwich
Greeneville Dam Fishing Area
Roosevelt Ave., Norwich
Norwich
handicap access
Heritage Riverfront Park Walkway
 Chelsea Harbor Drive to Sherman St., Norwich
Norwich
boat launch dock/pier access handicap access
Howard T. Brown Park
 Chelsea Harbor Drive, Norwich
Old Lyme
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
CT DEEP Marine Headquarters-Ferry Landing Park
 Ferry Road at CT DEEP Marine Headquarters, Old Lyme
Old Lyme
boat launch
Four Mile River State Boat Launch
 Oakridge Drive, Old Lyme
Old Lyme
boat launch handicap access
Great Island State Boat Launch
 Smith Neck Rd., Old Lyme
Old Lyme
Great Island Wildlife Management Area
West of boat launch (across tidal river) at the end of Smith Neck Rd., Old Lyme
Old Lyme
Lieutenant River State Boat Launch
 Route 156 Bridge, Old Lyme
Old Lyme
Pilgrim Landing
Neck Rd., Old Lyme
Old Lyme
picnic area
Smith Neck Town Landing
 Smith Neck Rd., Old Lyme
Old Lyme
picnic area handicap access
Sound View Beach
 southern end of Hartford Ave., Old Lyme
Old Lyme
picnic area
Watch Rock Park
 Joel Drive., Old Lyme
Old Saybrook
boat launch dock/pier access handicap access
Baldwin Bridge State Boat Launch
 Ferry Rd. (under Baldwin Bridge), Old Saybrook
Old Saybrook
Fenwick Grove Coastal Forest
580 Maple Ave., Old Saybrook
Old Saybrook
dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
Old Saybrook Town Dock
 end of Sheffield St., Old Saybrook
Old Saybrook
handicap access ct-enhanced
South Cove Causeway
 Rte. 154 over South Cove, Old Saybrook
Preston
Poquetanuck Cove Water Access
 Rte. 2A, Preston
Shelton
picnic area
South Bank Open Space
610 River Rd., Shelton
 Shelton
boat launch picnic area handicap access
Sunnyside Boat Ramp
 418 River Rd., Shelton
Stamford
dock/pier access handicap access
Avalon Communities on Stamford Harbor
Southfield Ave., Shelton
Stamford
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access
Cove Island Park
 Cove Rd., Stamford
Stamford
picnic area dock/pier access
Cummings Park
Shippan Ave., Stamford
Stamford
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access
Village at Stamford Landing
 Southfield Ave., Stamford
Stonington
boat launch handicap access
Barn Island State Boat Launch
 End of Palmer Neck Rd., Stonington
Stonington
Barn Island Wildlife Management Area
 End of Palmer Neck Rd., Stonington
Stonington
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
Mystic River Park
Cottrell St., Stonington
Stonington
Pawcatuck River Wildlife Management Area
 River Rd., Stonington
Stonington
picnic area handicap access ct-enhanced
Stonington Point
 Water St., Stonington
Stonington
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access ct-enhanced
Stonington Town Dock Fishing Pier and Memorial
 Northwest St., Stonington
Stratford
boat launch dock/pier access handicap access
Birdseye Street Boat Launch
Birdseye St., Stratford
Stratford
 dock/pier access ct-enhanced
Bond’s Dock
Stratford Ave. and Shore Rd., Stratford
Stratford
 ct-enhanced
Long Beach
 Oak Bluff Drive, Stratford
Stratford
 ct-enhanced
Point-No-Point
 Beach Drive, Stratford
Stratford
 ct-enhanced
Russian Beach
 Beach Drive, Stratford
Stratford
picnic area handicap access ct-enhanced
Short Beach Park
 Dorne Drive, Stratford
Stratford
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access
The Dock Shopping Center
 955 Ferry Boulevard., Stratford
Waterford
 boat launch
Dock Road State Boat Launch
 Dock Road/Pleasure Beach, Waterford
Waterford
picnic area handicap access ct-enhanced
Harkness Memorial State Park
off Great Neck Rd./Rte. 213, Waterford
Waterford
Jordan Cove Water Access
3 Reed Ave., Waterford
Waterford
picnic area
Jordan Mill Park
 15-17 Trumbull Lane, Waterford
Waterford
picnic area handicap access ct-enhanced
Mago Point Park
River St., Waterford
Waterford
boat launch handicap access
Niantic River State Boat Launch
Second St., Waterford
Waterford
picnic area
Waterford Beach Park
 305 Great Neck Rd., Waterford
West Haven
dock/pier access handicap access
Altschuler Beach
Altschuler St., West Haven
West Haven
picnic area
Baybrook Beach
 New Haven Ave., West Haven
West Haven
handicap access ct-enhanced
Bradley Point Park
 Captain Thomas Boulevard., West Haven
West Haven
boat launch dock/pier access handicap access
City Boat Ramp
Beach St., West Haven
West Haven
Dawson Avenue Beach/Abbott Park
Dawson Ave. and Ocean Ave., West Haven
West Haven
picnic area handicap access
Morse Beach
 Morse Ave./Beach St., West Haven
West Haven
picnic area dock/pier access handicap access
Oak Street Beach
Oak St., West Haven
West Haven
dock/pier access handicap access
Peck Beach
 Peck Ave./Beach St., West Haven
West Haven
 ct-enhanced
Sandy Point
Beach St., West Haven
West Haven
 ct-enhanced
Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary
 Beach St., Sandy Point, West Haven
West Haven
 handicap access
Savin Rock Conference Center Water Access
Rock St., West Haven
West Haven
Seabluff Beach
Captain Thomas Boulevard/Ocean Ave, West Haven
West Haven
South Street Beach
South St./Ocean Ave., West Haven
Westbrook
boat launch
Kirtland Landing
 Old Clinton Rd., Westbrook
Westport
picnic area handicap access
Burying Hill Beach and Wetlands
Beachside Ave., Westport
Westport
handicap access
Canal Road Water Access Area
Canal Rd. and Cockenoe Drive, Westport
Westport
picnic area
Cockenoe Island
Cockenoe Island, Westport
Westport
boat launch picnic area dock/pier access handicap access
Compo Beach and Marina
Compo Beach Rd., Westport
Westport
Compo Colonial Cemetery
Compo Beach Rd., Westport
Westport
picnic area handicap access
Grace Salmon Park
Imperial Ave., Westport
Westport
picnic area
Longshore Club Park and Marina
mouth of the Saugatuck River, Westport
Westport
picnic area handicap access
Pasacreta Park
185-225 Riverside Ave., Westport
Westport
River House Tavern
313-315 Riverside Ave., Westport
Westport
picnic area handicap access
Riverside Town Park
401-405 Riverside Ave., Westport
Westport
 handicap access
Saugatuck River Access
83 Riverside Ave., Westport
Westport
Saugatuck River Boardwalk
8-26 Wilton Rd., Westport
Westport
 boat launch
Saugatuck River State Boat Launch
Elaine Rd., Westport
Westport
picnic area handicap access ct-enhanced
Sherwood Island State Park
Exit 18 off I-95, Westport
Westport
Sherwood Mill Pond Walkway
33-35 Old Mill Rd., Westport
Westport
Waterfront Walkway 285 Riverside
285 Riverside Ave., Westport
Westport
Waterfront Walkway 341 Riverside
341 Riverside Ave., Westport

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