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Sherwood Island State Park

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Address: Sherwood Island Connector, Westport, CT 06880
Phone Number: 203-226-6983
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Nice, Local but nothing to write home about

My family and I have been coming to Sherwood Island since the early 90's and while the scenery hasn't changed the company sure has. There never used to be loud parties of people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My family and I have been coming to Sherwood Island since the early 90's and while the scenery hasn't changed the company sure has. There never used to be loud parties of people with blaring music (no, the lifeguards/staff do NOT ask them to turn it down) and the beach used to be a bit more kept up. I still... More 

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Connecticut
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I really enjoy the seashore. Sherwood Island State Park is a beautiful park with restroom accommodations and dressing rooms. As one enters the state park on the right side is a beach with fewer people, no lifeguard on duty, rocky bottom, etc. but there are nice paths for walking. The restrooms are clean as are the dressing rooms. There are... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Despite the fact that it can get very busy it remains a very peaceful beach. The beach is long, fairly wide and sandy. The surf will have rocks and pebbles but it is great for swimming. Clean facilities and a nice nature center. BBQ spots everywhere on the meadows with trees that provide shade.

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Madison, Connecticut
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117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We really enjoyed this state park located in Westport, CT. It's pretty big with a very nice beach. It looks like they recently renovated the building with food, seating, and bathroom facilities. Besides the beach there are areas for picnicking and grilling. It also has a couple of walking/running trails for those wanting to get a little active. By the... More 

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Hartsdale, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Very nice beach located very close to New York . Large bathroom facilities which in the a.m. we're very clean but as the day progressed into the p.m. became dirty . Concession stand located very close to beach. Very good prices and decent selections. Also keep your eyes open when walking into the grass as there is lots of green... More 

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Sandy Hook, CT
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Went to Sherwood Island as part of a class trip. Beach and bathroom facilities were clean. Plenty of parking. Would go back for a beach day!!

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We have been coming to Sherwood Island State Park for years. It is lovely and peaceful for a family outing. Please note - the only eyesore is the ladies restrooms. They should be monitored for periodic cleaning.

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Connecticut
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Have been going for years...a great place for a long walk with beautiful scenery and very nice beaches. Water seems calmer and not alot of rocks. The Center there is wonderful for kids. Know they were renovating the Food Pavilion which is great. A lot of parking too. Take my dog when allowed.

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North Branford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We went there today because it sounded like a nice park with the beach on LIS. There is a West beach and East beach. The ranger at the gate told us if we wanted a more quieter beach to go to West beach, we did but we did not get quiet...Many people wit big parties with loud music playing. Now... More 

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Weston, Connecticut
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lots of this area is fee and resticted to annual passes or high daily fees. This is a state park and quite large. They are redoing the concession area and fixing up so it should be even better

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