Lighthouse Point Beach

Lighthouse Point Beach - USA
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The beach at Lighthouse Point forms a dog-leg around the southern and western end of Lighthouse Point Park, in the East Shore district just south of downtown New Haven. This city beach is therefore an ideal spot from which to admire the natural beauty of Long Island Sound, in addition to Five Mile Point Light, a lighthouse dating from 1847.

Lighthouse Point Beach comprises an area of sand approximately 250 yards long. Its shoreline is partially protected by breakwaters, and is watched over by lifeguards in season. The summer also sees the appearance of a concession stand and the regular use of publicly-available grills. There’s also a children’s freshwater “Splashpad” wet play area and restrooms.

Located on the Atlantic Flyway migration route for birds and butterflies, Lighthouse Point Beach is a popular destination with wildlife enthusiasts during the autumn months, when it celebrates its annual migration festival.

There’s usually plenty of parking at Lighthouse Point Beach, although anyone visiting from outside Connecticut must pay a per-vehicle admission charge of around $30/day. 

Dogs are permitted on Lighthouse Point Beach.

Nearest town/city

East Haven


Dogs allowed

Lifeguard service



  • Swimming/bathing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Restroom/toilets

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