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Silver Sands State Park

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Address: East Broadway, Milford, CT
Phone Number: 203 735-4311
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Great Boardwalk

Silver Sands is a beautiful area- with a lot of hiking trails, rare birds, and a gorgeous coastal view of the Long Island Sound. There is a dog park there, and it has a very fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Silver Sands is a beautiful area- with a lot of hiking trails, rare birds, and a gorgeous coastal view of the Long Island Sound. There is a dog park there, and it has a very fun boardwalk that connects it near the downtown of Milford until Walnut Beach. It is a great place to get morning exercise, go sea-shelling, hiking,... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband and I came here several times a week last summer to walk the boardwalk. From one end and back again is about a mile and a half or 40 minutes. There's something so special about walking along the beach--the birds, the smells, the sounds of the water lapping the shore. Only downside: people throw their trash into the... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well there aren't many amenities, but there is the sand bar to Charles Island which get a lot of use. It's convenient, and if i recall free... The sun shines the same here as any other beach.... There is a nice long walk you can take to Walnut Beach, and some places for food - Lazy Lobster, an Ice cream... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I keep going here. The Place is perfect for any age group. Perfect Jogging/Evening walk track, very nice Boardwalk which connects Silver Sand Beach to Walnut Beach. There is a small island as well which is connected to the Beach most of the times when water level goes low. I love that walk. Water is clean and not very deep.... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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105 reviews 105 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We got our engagement photos taken here - a beautiful location. Love the beach, walking out to the island, the rebuilt boardwalk (no attractions, just a walking path through the beach/marsh). Definitely a must-do on a sunny day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

First off, Silver Sands is a great beach. They have a pier into the Island Sound, and have a boardwalk that is roughly a little more that an mile. The beach is clean for the most part, and the water is also clean. The boardwalk connects Silver Sands with Wlanut Beach, the local city beach. I have spent many relaxing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We come here a lot as it is closer to home and never as crowded as the beaches closer to Rhode Island and New London Beaches. It's a clean beach (w/ porta potty access ) a boardwalk to use to walk along the beaches in the area When the tide is low u can walk to nearby Charles Island. The... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful beach for ct. Great boardwalk connecting to the city beach ,walnut beach. Great to walk anytime of year. Peaceful and pleasant. Also fun to walk out on the sandbar out to Charles island. Captain kid is said to have buried his treasure on it! Just be careful to come back before tide starts to come in. Great picnic area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Spent a nice relaxing day at the beach. The boardwalk was great! The park is clean and the water is as good as it can be for the long island sound.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I love going to visit the State Park. They have very lovely walkways and paths and a nice clean beaches. it is somewhere to go if you like to walk, they have a boardwalk that connects Silver Sands beach and walnut beach and I think the boardwalk is a mile and a half long. Very nice place to take pictures... More 

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