We made a list of all the cool places to swim in the Connecticut and New York area, so you have time to figure out what are your favorite swim spots for the summer.

Happy swimming!

(Some beaches may be for residents only or require a beach pass or paid parking. Click on each hyperlinked title for details.) 

Candlewood Lake Town Park 

  • Beaches, playground, picnicking and concession stands.
  • 36 Hayestown Rd. Danbury, CT

Calf Pasture Beach

  • Baseball, volleyball, playground, sailing school, bocce, basketball, special events and café
  • Calf Pasture Beach Road, Norwalk CT

Brookfield Town Beach 

  • Beach, swimming and boating
  • 500 Candlewood Lake Road, Brookfield, CT

Penfield Beach

  • Playground, barbecue grills, concessions,
  • 323 Fairfield Beach Rd., Fairfield CT

Jennings Beach

  • Concession stand, bathroom facilities, volleyball poles and sailboat racks
  • 880 South Benson Rd., Fairfield CT

South Pine Creek Beach

  • Bathrooms
  • 1424 South Pine Creek Rd., Fairfield CT

Southport Beach

  • Bathrooms, concession stand
  • 1505 Pequot Avenue, Southport CT

Lake Mohegan

  • Lake, trails, sprinkler park
  • 960 Morehouse Hwy, Fairfield CT

Lynn Deming Park 

  • Swimming and beaches
  • 134 Candlewood Lake Road, North New Milford, CT

Cove Island Park 

  • Swimming, fishing, walking & running trails
  • Cove Rd, Stamford, CT

 Compo Beach 

  • Swimming, volleyball courts, pavilion and handicapped accessible boardwalk.
  • 60 Compo Beach Road, Westport CT

Topstone Park 

  • Swimming, kayaking, and nature trails to walk.
  • 72 Topstone Rd, Redding, CT

Hammonasset Beach State Park

  • CT's largest shoreline- 2 miles
  • 1288 Boston Post Rd. (Rte. 1) Madison, CT

Sherwood Island State Park

  • CT's first state park- located on the Long Island Sound
  • Sherwood Island Connector  Westport, CT

Rocky Neck State Park

  • Scenic picnic spots and diverse trails as well as a beautiful beach front
  • 244 W Main St  Niantic, CT

Silver Sands State Park

  • A state park and beach
  • Walnut Beach/ Devon, Milford CT

Black Rock State Park

  • Swimming, Hiking, and Scenic views -- ponds
  • Rte. 6 - Watertown, CT

Burr Pond State Park

  • Picnic areas and hiking- pond
  • 385 Burr Mountain Rd. Torrington, CT

Day Pond State Park

  • Opportunities for swimming, hiking and fishing
  • Colchester, CT

Kettletown State Park 

  •  Camping, swimming, fishing, and hiking
  •   1400 George’s Hill Road (Off I-84 at Exit 15) Southbury, CT

Squantz Pond State Park

  • Boating, fishing, swimming, picnic area, SCUBA diving, and hiking
  •  178 Shortwoods Road New Fairfield, CT

 Stratton Brook State Park

  • Swimming, picnicking, bikeway, hiking, and fishing
  • 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT

East Rock Park

  • Fishing, paddling, picnicking, and walking trails
  • 165 Church Street, New Haven CT 06510

Gay City State Park

  • Home to historic ruins- offers opportunities for swimming and various summer activities
  • Marlborough, CT

Hopeville Pond State Park

  • Camping, swimming, and fishing -- sometimes has admissions fee
  • 193 Rode Rd  Jewett City, CT

Ocean Beach Park

  • Beach, pool, amusement rides, arcade and miniature golf
  • 98 Neptune Avenue, New London, CT

Bradley Point Park

  • Swimming, boating, fishing, and walkways along the Long Island Sound
  • Captain Thomas Blvd, West Haven, CT


New York

Splashdown Beach 

  •  Swimming in pools and beaches.
  • Water rides
  • 16 Old Rte 9 W, Fishkill, NY

Spratt Park Pool  

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • 121 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY

Mahopac Lake

  • Swimming, boating, fishing
  • Carmel, NY

Lake Welch Beach State Park  

  • Swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking and camping.
  • 800 Kanawaukee Road, Stony Point, NY

Fahnestock State Park 

  • Swimming, hiking, picnicking, and fishing.
  • 1498 Route 301, Carmel, NY

Gardner Lake State Park

  • Home of Gardner Lake -- swimming and boating activities
  • Route 354, Salem NY

Jones Beach State Park 

  • Swimming, miniature golf, bicycling, and surfing, outdoor concert venue
  • 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh NY

 Belleayre Beach 

  • Swimming, picnicking, horseshoe pits, volleyball, basketball, row and pedal boats, and kayak rentals
  • 33 Friendship Manor Rd, Pine Hill, NY

 Playland Beach

  • Beach and pools, boardwalk, restaurants, amusement park
  • 1 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY

Orchard Beach at Pelham Bay Park 

  • Beaches, swimming, trails, concessions, mile-long walkway
  • Park Dr. Bronx, NY