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Sherwood Island State Park

Sherwood Island Connector, Westport, CT 06880
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Westport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Go to Sherwood Island any time of the year and take a walk through the nature trails. If you're lucky, you may see an Osprey and even an Owl or any number of other beautiful birds. After that, take a walk along the beach and enjoy the wonderful salty air....it's just so relaxing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Sherwood Island is a great place to spend a day at the beach, take a walk, or visit the Nature Center with your kids. We had so much fun on our first visit, we bought a season pass. Great to see our tax dollars going for this!

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Norwalk, CT
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107 reviews 107 reviews
48 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We live in Norwalk, so we visit SI regularly in all seasons. It is DEFINITLEY more of a spring or summer attraction. It is FREEZING in winter, the beach and snack bar are closed, and there is snow, ice, mush, and mud EVERYWHERE. It's better to come back in summer when it's warm and all the facilities are open and... More

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New Canaan, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited the park this morning. Had not been there in several years. It was a perfect summer day - 100% sunshine, warm temperature, low humidity and a pleasant breeze. A++ conditions. The tide was in. The waterfront is almost a mile long. On the east end is a fairly wide beach with what passes for sand in CT (this... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Nice clean park with lots of space and grills for a family cook out. Everything was cool, well maintained grass, nice atmosphere, but the beach was very dirty. They SHOULD invest at least half of admission's fee ($22 for out of state) to help in the cleaning of the beach.

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Upstate New York
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We set out to have a nice day at the beach. This place was easy to get to. Great parking and decent restroom and changing facilities, as far as beaches go. There were two beaches to choose from. We went to the east beach. As soon as we exited the car we had to watch where we stepped. There was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I never thought to go to Sherwood Island. Had some relatives over last week and we decided to explore what was there. I was surprised to see a very calm, restful environment with a Nature Center. I know the 9/11 Memorial is there and should visit it. I learned that I need to pay attention to what we have here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Visited Sherwood Island recently and forgot how nice it was. Close enough from the city and so relaxing. Bathrooms were decent and not too crowded for a Sunday (4th of July weekend) Only downside is the geese poop and have to agree it's a very rocky/shell filled beach. **Bring your watershoes. Overall great beach/bbq day! $24 for out of state... More

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Somers, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I visited this park recently with some friends. We didn't go to the beach, but the beach, facing Long Island Sound was large, with lots of clean-looking sand. The park itself was beautiful, with nice views of the Sound, and plenty of room to stroll around. There's also a large pavilion with many tables, if protection from the elements is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I think this is an underused facility off season, what an asset to lower Fairfield County. It's a wonderful place for a walk, riding bikes or even to pay your respects at the 9/11 memorial and under the pavilion.

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