June 16 2018
Silver Sands State Park - 5 stars!
Free entrance and free parking to a State Park in Connecticut? Yup, it's true! We happened upon Silver Sands State Park during my first outing as a new homeowner in Connecticut and because we didn't have the time to lounge on the beach, bathe in the water, or walk the sandbar, I will surely be back!
This beach offers an accessible boardwalk that meets up with the Walnut Beach boardwalk, small sand dunes, bird nesting areas, amazing views of the Long Island sound and a sandbar that will take you all the way over to Charles Island (during low tide only) and you can search for hidden treasure (or so they say).
This year brings a new permanent sign to the beach that explains more detail of the sandbar and Charles Island. It offers photos of low tide and high tide so if you plan to take the walk, you can see just what you're in for, as well as a tide schedule. There seems to be a slight discrepancy between the sign, the website information and the local news. Some places tell you that walking to the island is not allowed from May 1 to Aug 31, including the new beach sign...but just yesterday on the local news station on TV, they showed beach goers walking to the island and were highlighting the new sign while offering information on ensuring people head over during low tide only. Leaves the newbie to the area a little confused.
For more pics of my day trip to Silver Sands, head over to my instagram page @pointbeachblog
I moved to the Point Beach neighborhood in Milford, Connecticut in June of 2018 - these are my experiences of owning a new beach home and relocating to unfamiliar territory. ~ Shelly Straub