Calf Pasture Beach
Calf Pasture Beach is located roughly midway between New Haven and the New York state line. Facing south into Long Island Sound, the beach is officially open from May until October of each year. During these months lifeguards are on duty, while visitors can use facilities including public bathrooms.
Some of the earliest records for Calf Pasture Beach are from the seventeenth century, when early settlers used its peninsula as cattle pasture. It made the history books a second time during the American War of Independence, after 2,600 British soldiers on the Tyron Raid landed here before destroying nearby Norwalk.
Although relatively small in stature, Calf Pasture Beach has plenty to offer today’s visitors. Boats can be rented and launched from the boat ramp, lazy lunches can be enjoyed at the picnic area, and a variety of sports are available, from volleyball to skateboarding. To park beside the beach, visitors need to obtain a permit, but there are good public transport options too.
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