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June 6th, 2015 854 views
With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start planning some beach days! Although 360 State does have some nice outside green space with a beautiful rooftop pool, there’s no replacement for a day out in the sand. Located right on the Long Island Sound, New Haven is in close proximities to some of Connecticut’s best beaches. Here are our two favorites within 30 minutes or less of 360 State.
Hammonasset Beach State Park near Madison Center has the largest shoreline of any beach area in the state, with two miles that line the Atlantic Ocean. Hammonasset Beach has several activities besides the beach, including bicycling, camping, fishing, picnicking and walking trails. The park also has a nature center that offers tours and programs for all ages.
“Yankee Magazine” named Silver Sands State Park one of the Top 10 beaches in New England in 2007, pointing out its remoteness that makes for a less-crowded experience. Located on the southern edge of Milford, the Silver Sands State Park features a beach area with a boardwalk and restrooms nearby. According to local legend, an infamous pirate named Captain Kidd buried treasure at this Connecticut beach, drawing in tons of curious tourists on the hunt for artifacts.