Walnut Beach is often considered to be one of the greatest beaches in Connecticut. The beach is located in Milford, Connecticut on the shores of the Long Island Sound. It features a sandy beach, hundreds of parking spots, food concessions, picnic areas, restrooms, and a boardwalk. The boardwalk stretches about a mile long all the way to Silver Sands State Park to the east. There is also a pier that goes out over the water.
Walnut Beach is a great spot to spend a summer day swimming, tanning, relaxing, and fishing. It is also a lovely spot to visit in the off-season to walk and take in views. A big plus to visiting in the off-season is that fees are not charged to enter and park at the beach.
Photographers often flock to the beach early in the morning because it is one of the best sunrise spots in Connecticut. Looking for more great spots to explore nearby? Check out the GoXplr Connecticut Map at goxplr.com/map/connecticut!
- Type: Ocean (white sand)
- Length: ~0.5 miles
- Waves: Calm
- Popularity: High
- Key features: Walnut Beach is most well-known for having one of Connecticut’s longest boardwalks and a mile-long boardwalk. In the summer, the beach has a live concert series, lifeguards, food vendors, and restrooms.
- Address: 85 Viscount Dr
- Town: Milford
- State: Connecticut
- GPS: Lat 41.195640 Lng -73.078708
- Parking notes: There are well over 400 parking spots at Walnut Beach. In the summer, residents and season pass holders can park for free. There are daily passes available for $40 and also hourly parking along the street for $5 per hour. Before Memorial Day and after Labor Day, parking is free.
- Parking directions: HERE
- Location directions: HERE