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Silver Sands State Park

1 Silver Sands Park Way, Milford, CT 06460
+1 203-735-4311
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A fun island walk but construction work

We timed our trip with low tide and had a fun walk around the island, and my college kids enjoyed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Waleed A
via mobile
Daily Board Walks or Charles Island Adventure

We made a few visits here in Oct/November 2017. This is a great place to enjoy the beach and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
2see2sea
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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“low tide” (55 reviews)
“walnut beach” (56 reviews)
“charles island” (92 reviews)
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1 Silver Sands Park Way, Milford, CT 06460
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+1 203-735-4311
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"low tide"
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"walnut beach"
in 56 reviews
"charles island"
in 92 reviews
"porta potties"
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"sand bar"
in 24 reviews
"great boardwalk"
in 22 reviews
"long island sound"
in 28 reviews
"silver sands"
in 59 reviews
"sea shells"
in 5 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 11 reviews
"nice walk"
in 13 reviews
"state park"
in 20 reviews
"horseshoe crabs"
in 6 reviews
"beach area"
in 10 reviews
"small island"
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"picnic tables"
in 13 reviews
"bird sanctuary"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We timed our trip with low tide and had a fun walk around the island, and my college kids enjoyed the return walk when the tide began eating into the sandbar. Be aware the park entrance and parking were under construction in mid May but...More

Thank Waleed A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a few visits here in Oct/November 2017. This is a great place to enjoy the beach and beautiful views! You could make this a daily routine walking or jogging along the board walk or beach. Or if you time it right when the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the weather in late April was still chilly and drizzly at times, we enjoyed the park. The weather cooperated long enough for the hike out to Charles Island on the Tombolo (sandbar) at low tide. We had close up views of nesting geese and...More

1  Thank DallasKay
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Peaceful before all the tourists arrive! Love the views of Charles Island, the beach, the boardwalk. I grew up here, before the state created Silver Sands. Just love it!

1  Thank Cate D
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I would love to return here in the summer. This is a beautiful spot for any activity - a romantic stroll, an upbeat run, a quite place to sit and watch the sun set or listen to birds or read. And of course, I’m sure...More

1  Thank Christenthia L
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

If you get there at low tide you can walk a sandbar to Charles Island. The boardwalk is lovely and the parking excellent. Worth a visit.

1  Thank CTMermaid
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This beach was amazing and clean and a good place to walk and unwind. We walked several miles and when its low tide you can actually walk over to a separate island. It was really a beautiful place and we are looking forward to going...More

2  Thank Donna A
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This beach is a little small by the standards of beaches on the northeast, but it has a nice board walk and a small community nearby. You can see Charles island from the beach. The sand is a little rocky there is always a pile...More

1  Thank martingreen2017
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I grew up 4 blocks from this beach it is one of kind the chicken lady is no longer there you can walk the sand bar and around the island but the island is off limits

2  Thank edwardbN7977UG
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Silver Sands is a fantastic getaway and still free! You can walk to Charles Island at low tide, but be careful and know exactly when the tide changes. You can also take a lovely walk on the wooden boardwalk, and see lots of sea birds.

2  Thank Nancy T
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ilovenature2014
2 April 2018|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, but it is dangerous. People have drowned doing this and misjudging the current even if the water is low..
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Jessica B
9 March 2018|
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Response from Catherine D | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what the exact rules are, but I've seen people walk their dogs on the boardwalk and on the Walnut Beach side. I don't think people really care as long as you clean up after your dog.
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William O
10 August 2017|
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Response from Valeria A | Reviewed this property |
porta potties
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