Sherwood Island State Park Beach (Alvord Beach)

  • Sherwood Island State Park Beach - USA
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Sherwood Island lies to the south and east of Westport, at exit 18 of the I-95. Sherwood Beach is located on the island’s southeast shore, and runs between the outlet of Greens Farms Brook and Sherwood Point, the island’s southernmost extent.

Approximately half a mile in length, Sherwood Beach can have three different colours of sand when conditions on Long Island Sound are right and its waves divide the grains into separate lines of red, black and white. Swimming is permitted from the beach.

On a clear day, the views from Sherwood Beach extend as far as New York City, which can be enjoyed from more than 100 picnic tables. Sherwood Island State Park also has restrooms and parking located within easy reach of its beach. 

No alcohol is allowed on Sherwood Beach at any time of year, while pets are not allowed between April and September.

Nearest town/city

Westport

Also known as:

Alvord Beach

Activities

  • Swimming/bathing

Facilities

  • Restroom/toilets

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Current weather (Mon May 20th 20:00)

Fair

(Fair)
22°C / 72°F

Sea temperature

12.6°C
54.6°F

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