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Silver Sands State Park

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Address: 1 Silver Sands Park Way, Milford, CT
Phone Number: +1 203-735-4311
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Clean beach, fun outing for the family

we brought our metal detectors and while the adults were looking for treasures the kids were playing in the sand looking for crabs. the beach was a quiet place that's kept clean... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We arrived early on a sunny October morning. I cannot imagine a better way to spend a morning. It was absolutely beautiful and so incredibly peaceful. After a short walk from the parking lot (there was plenty of parking) along a wonderfully maintained walkway, we went towards the right to continue walking along the boardwalk. Around every turn were spectacular... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going to Silver Sands since I was a child 30 years ago. Things of changed over the years and only gotten better. The Park itself is free and one of only three free state parks in Connecticut. That said, there is plenty of sand, a great boardwalk to walk on out houses which are kept clean and the... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My favorite place for a sunset walk on the boeardwalk while listening to the seagulls and smelling the sea air.

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Thank slawd76
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

we brought our metal detectors and while the adults were looking for treasures the kids were playing in the sand looking for crabs. the beach was a quiet place that's kept clean and it's a fun place for the family to visit.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stopped here for a quick look at the beach and stayed 2 hours! This is a great little beach park with easy access from I-95. The elevated wooden boardwalks provide an excellent view of the wetlands as well as the beach and off shore activity. There is a nice sandy beach for lazy sunbathing or strolling also the shore in... More 

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I know the main attraction at a beach really should be the beach itself, but here, it's the wildlife. This is a small tucked away park, that was not just impressive for the sand and water and there nice little boardwalk... The backside of the parking lot seems to be like a nature preserve, with lots of turkeys as well... More 

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Thank Jon L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I like to come to this beach for the boardwalk. Safe to walk alone and it's so beautiful you almost lose track of how far you've walked. Relaxing, has great things to stop and look at along the route.

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Thank Tammy F
Boston
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice quiet beach, a little bit of a walk from the free parking lots, there is Handicap parking closer then the other lots are. Clean beach with lifeguards, has volleyball nets for anyone to use. Only facilities are portta-potties. Recommend it for relaxing day at the beach.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

If you like small beaches, this is a place for you. The beach isn't crowded, which is good, but if you need to use a restroom, you have to leave the beach and walk to nearest parking lot, where you can find a portable toilet. I didn't see any shops around, so I was glad for bringing water and snacks... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great local beach. You can walk out to charles island - beautiful location. Clean with a great board walk.

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