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Silver Sands State Park

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Address: 1 Silver Sands Park Way, Milford, CT
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Great boardwalk for walking

If you are seeking a location to get some exercise the boardwalk at Silver Sands is a great place. The City of Milford and the State of CT have done a great job converting a... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2017
Curt K
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Milford, Connecticut
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Orange, CT
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5 reviews
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Reviewed February 4, 2017

I love taking walks at Silver Sands State Park. Beautiful view and nice boardwalk. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the scenery. Easy free parking.

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Connecticut
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

How many state parks boast an island that you can actually walk to! Charles Island is the jewel in the crown of Silver Sands. Free parking to boot! Bring your picnic and chairs and watch the sailboats and kite boarders making the most of the breezes. If you plan it correctly you can walk out to the island at low... More 

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New Britain, Connecticut
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Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Came here one morning to meet the sun. Wasn't disappointed. Very clean. At low tide you can find countless amounts of shells. Great boardwalk.

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Thank Christine R
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Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

I've been going to this beach for a long time. It just gets better and better. Free parking. A beautiful clean beach & a boardwalk to walk to Walnut Beach.

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Milford, Connecticut
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Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Nice state park, with lots of parking. No cost free to get in. Room for sports, grills installed to use and porta pottys. Great water and Island views. No food sold

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Milford, Connecticut
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

Only positive is nice long boardwalk and free parking. Other than that it's an average beach with no other facilities or attractions. Being Milford on I-95, If city can develop it like Hammonasset state park, it will be a big crowd puller against those packed long island beaches and nice stop on I-95. Water is not great for swimming here.

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Milford, Connecticut
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

If you are seeking a location to get some exercise the boardwalk at Silver Sands is a great place. The City of Milford and the State of CT have done a great job converting a former garbage dump, yes dump into a scenic location its views to Charles Island and dunes.

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Milford, Connecticut
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

The boardwalk at Silver Sands is a wonderful way to get some exercise and see nature at the same time. The boardwalk extends to Walnut Beach where there is a large pavilion as well as picnic tables (note: you can park at Walnut Beach for free if you have a permit sticker). The beach itself is not large and the... More 

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Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Great views, great walking environment for people of all ages. What a transformation since 15+ years ago when the place was a mess.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 11, 2017

I cannot give an impartial review of this area since my earliest memories were looking out on the expanse of water while walking along the sand to the island. Please be careful to look up when low tide is, and then make sure you leave the main shore well BEFORE low tide. Thus you will leave a safe margin of... More 

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