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Sherwood Island State Park

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Address: Sherwood Island Connector, Westport, CT 06880
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Crisp clear day to walk the beach.

Great walking paths. Windy in winter months. Be advised that in the off season facilities are limited to one "family" bathroom.

Reviewed 8 March 2017
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Avon, Connecticut
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Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you visit this park in the fall or spring you are going to enjoy the place. It has nice paved paths along the shore and next to the grass fields. During the season they charge for parking and it gets pretty crowded and noisy.

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Westport, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

It's main attraction is the 9-11 Memorial. Pulls at your heart strings and begs for reflection. Many easy to walk hiking trails. Beautiful Long Island sound views. Friendly people. They all said Hi. Pleanty of parking spots. Worth more than one visit.

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Avon, Connecticut
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Great walking paths. Windy in winter months. Be advised that in the off season facilities are limited to one "family" bathroom.

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Thank Nellie144
Westport, Connecticut
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a terrific Conn state park, with Ct's 9/11 memorial. You can enjoy the beach, the playfields picnic sites to have a terrific day and right off of Exit 18 of I-95

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Thank pharris99
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71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is a peaceful state park with very moderate crowds and a great view. It's also nice in the off season, when the Connecticut weather suggests long walks on the beach without a plunge into the water,

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Something for everyone and every season. Really nice picnic areas, although some benches/tables are pretty shot. Very decent parking and easy to access off I-95. Beach is pretty decent and you can take a nice walk through the park to walk off those hot dogs you ate!

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Thank Tim B
East Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We had never been here and were nearby and decided to visit. It is fall so there was no charge for entry. There is a runway and area for flying radio controlled planes. It was fun to watch. The beach is broad and compact with lots of shells for collecting. Usually pets are not allowed and signs note it everywhere,... More 

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Thank Fran F
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

We have gone there just to walk and see the water and also for the ALS Associations "Walk for the Cure." Thanks! Most trails are paved and easy to use. Sights are always lovely. There is also the 9/11 Memorial which is nice to see.

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Thank Nancy V
Irvington, New York
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

For somebody coming in from out of state (just north of NYC) for the day, it's a nice destination. Unlike community beaches in Conn, it's accessible even in the height of the summer season (for a price). Nice place to hang out on the beach, have a picnic, and/or go for a hike in the woods and along the shore.

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Thank tw1898
New York
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The beach was not too crowded, even though we went on a Sunday. The reviews state an issue with the Canadian geese in the park and it is true. However people feed them, so I cannot see a solution there... but the problem is not on the beach itself. The water was with algae so it looked murky, but it... More 

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