Oak Bluff Drive, Stratford, CT
Contact Town of Stratford for fee schedule. Facilities: Car-top Boat Access, Sanitary Facilities (seasonal). Activities include bird and wildlife observation,boating,fishing and supervised swimming. The beach is nestled between Long Island Sound and the Great Meadows tidal marsh and is over one mile in length. It is one of the longest barrier beaches in Connecticut. Many species of shorebirds and waterfowl can be found here, including the 'threatened' Piping plover that nests throughout the summer on the western part of this beach near Pleasure Beach. These birds nest both on the beach and the sandy 'trail' behind the dunes. Please, respect the restricted access area signs a to avoid disturbing this rare and beautiful bird. Fishing is permitted outside designated swimming areas. If you intend to visit during hunting season, proper precautions should be taken as hunting is allowed in the Great Meadows Marsh. To reach Long Beach from the East: Take I-95 South to exit 30. Follow the signs to Sikorsky Memorial Airport. Drive through the Great Meadows salt marsh, passing the airport on the left. At the next stop sign, turn right onto Oak Bluff Avenue. At the foot of Oak Bluff Avenue, enter the beach access and parking area. The beach is easily accessible from any of the parking spaces. The best views of the tidal wetlands is from the far western end of the parking area. From the West: Take I-95 North to exit 30. Take the ramp to Sikorsky Memorial Airport. Turn slight right onto Lordship Boulevard, follow for 0.9 miles. Turn right to stay on Lordship Boulevard, continue for 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Oak Bluff Avenue. At the foot of Oak Bluff Avenue, enter the beach access and parking area. The beach is easily reached by car and a parking permit required from May 31st until Labor Day.