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.) 
  • Beaches, playground, picnicking and concession stands.
  • 36 Hayestown Rd. Danbury, CT
  • Baseball, volleyball, playground, sailing school, bocce, basketball, special events and café
  • Calf Pasture Beach Road, Norwalk CT
  • Beach, swimming and boating
  • 500 Candlewood Lake Road, Brookfield, CT
  • Playground, barbecue grills, concessions,
  • 323 Fairfield Beach Rd., Fairfield CT
  • Concession stand, bathroom facilities, volleyball poles and sailboat racks
  • 880 South Benson Rd., Fairfield CT
  • Bathrooms
  • 1424 South Pine Creek Rd., Fairfield CT
  • Bathrooms, concession stand
  • 1505 Pequot Avenue, Southport CT
  • Lake, trails, sprinkler park
  • 960 Morehouse Hwy, Fairfield CT
  • Swimming and beaches
  • 134 Candlewood Lake Road, North New Milford, CT
  • Swimming, fishing, walking & running trails
  • Cove Rd, Stamford, CT
  • Swimming, volleyball courts, pavilion and handicapped accessible boardwalk.
  • 60 Compo Beach Road, Westport CT
  • Swimming, kayaking, and nature trails to walk.
  • 72 Topstone Rd, Redding, CT
  • CT's largest shoreline- 2 miles
  • 1288 Boston Post Rd. (Rte. 1) Madison, CT
  • CT's first state park- located on the Long Island Sound
  • Sherwood Island Connector  Westport, CT
  • Scenic picnic spots and diverse trails as well as a beautiful beach front
  • 244 W Main St  Niantic, CT
  • A state park and beach
  • Walnut Beach/ Devon, Milford CT
  • Swimming, Hiking, and Scenic views -- ponds
  • Rte. 6 - Watertown, CT
  • Picnic areas and hiking- pond
  • 385 Burr Mountain Rd. Torrington, CT
  • Opportunities for swimming, hiking and fishing
  • Colchester, CT
  •  Camping, swimming, fishing, and hiking
  •   1400 George’s Hill Road (Off I-84 at Exit 15) Southbury, CT
  • Boating, fishing, swimming, picnic area, SCUBA diving, and hiking
  •  178 Shortwoods Road New Fairfield, CT
  • Swimming, picnicking, bikeway, hiking, and fishing
  • 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT
  • Fishing, paddling, picnicking, and walking trails
  • 165 Church Street, New Haven CT 06510
  • Home to historic ruins- offers opportunities for swimming and various summer activities
  • Marlborough, CT
  • Camping, swimming, and fishing -- sometimes has admissions fee
  • 193 Rode Rd  Jewett City, CT
  • 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

  •  Swimming in pools and beaches.
  • Water rides
  • 16 Old Rte 9 W, Fishkill, NY
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • 121 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Swimming, boating, fishing
  • Carmel, NY
  • Swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking and camping.
  • 800 Kanawaukee Road, Stony Point, NY
  • Swimming, hiking, picnicking, and fishing.
  • 1498 Route 301, Carmel, NY
  • Home of Gardner Lake -- swimming and boating activities
  • Route 354, Salem NY
  • Swimming, miniature golf, bicycling, and surfing, outdoor concert venue
  • 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh NY
  • Swimming, picnicking, horseshoe pits, volleyball, basketball, row and pedal boats, and kayak rentals
  • 33 Friendship Manor Rd, Pine Hill, NY
  • Beach and pools, boardwalk, restaurants, amusement park
  • 1 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY
  • Beaches, swimming, trails, concessions, mile-long walkway
  • Park Dr. Bronx, NY