Saint Mary's By the Sea

Eames Boulevard , Bridgeport, CT

Located in the distinctive Black Rock neighborhood. Bring binoculars to watch the birds and wildlife at this site. There is a developed walkway (approximately 1/2 mile in length) for power walkers or those looking for a leisurely stroll, which provide visitors with spectacular views of Long Island Sound and Black Rock Harbor. The site holds historic and cultural interest for visitors to explore. Please contact the Bridgeport Parks & Recreation Department for obtaining a parking permit to visit this site. Directions: From the East: Take I-95 South to Exit 24. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left and proceed approximately .2 miles on Chambers Street. Next, turn right onto Commerce Drive and continue .1 mile. Turn left onto Black Rock Turnpike (which becomes Brewster Street) and follow .6 miles. Take a right onto Fairfield Avenue and continue .2 miles. Turn left onto Gilman Street and follow 1 mile. The entrance is to the right on-street. From the West: Take I-95 North to Exit 24. At the end of the exit ramp, continue straight and travel an extremely short distance, then turn right onto Black Rock Turnpike (which becomes Brewster Street) and follow .7 miles. Next, turn right onto Fairfield Avenue, and proceed .2 miles. Turn left onto Gilman Street and follow 1 mile. The entrance is to the right on-street.

Saint Mary's by the Sea

Eames Boulevard, Bridgeport, CT

Located in the distinctive Black Rock neighborhood. Bring binoculars to watch the birds and wildlife at this site. There is a developed walkway (approximately 1/2 mile in length) for power walkers or those looking for a leisurely stroll, which provide visitors with spectacular views of Long Island Sound and Black Rock Harbor. The site holds historic and cultural interest for visitors to explore. Please contact the Bridgeport Parks & Recreation Department for obtaining a parking permit to visit this site.  From the East: Take I-95 South to Exit 24. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left and proceed approximately .2 miles on Chambers Street. Next, turn right onto Commerce Drive and continue .1 mile. Turn left onto Black Rock Turnpike (which becomes Brewster Street) and follow .6 miles. Take a right onto Fairfield Avenue and continue .2 miles. Turn left onto Gilman Street and follow 1 mile. The entrance is to the right on-street. From the West: Take I-95 North to Exit 24. At the end of the exit ramp, continue straight and travel an extremely short distance, then turn right onto Black Rock Turnpike (which becomes Brewster Street) and follow .7 miles. Next, turn right onto Fairfield Avenue, and proceed .2 miles. Turn left onto Gilman Street and follow 1 mile. The entrance is to the right on-street. On street parking.

Seaside Park Beach

Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT

203-576-1311. I-95, Exit 27. Large park with harbor setting and beach fronting Long Island Sound. Facilities include: large sandy beach, swimming, food concession, rest rooms, picnic facilities, boat ramp, marina, fishing pier, walking paths, playground, baseball/softball field and skate park. Parts of the site offering views of the water are wheelchair accessible. Seaside is open daily from 8 AM-8 PM. Parks Stickers are required to access the park by car. Cyclists can enjoy a dedicated cycling path. Contact City of Bridgeport for for fee schedule and resident and non resident day passes.

The Dundon House at Captain’s Cove Seaport

One Bostwick Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605.

Black Rock Harbor. Exit 26 off I-95. (203) 335-1433. Displays of Bridgeport's maritime history including photos, models and artifacts relating to Black Rock Harbor and CT's oyster industry. Collections include objects salvaged from Long Island Sound, lighthouse history, 18th c. navigational instruments and sail maker's tools. Other attractions include Harbor Cruises on the "Chief", restaurants, full service marina and shops. mid-May – Sept.

Webster Bank Arena

600 Main St. , Bridgeport, CT 06604.

I-95 Ex. 27, Rte. 8/25 Ex. 3. (203) 345-2400 or (800) 745-3000. Year round family entertainment, sports, shows and concerts. Home of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL Hockey and Fairfield University Men's & Women's Basketball. 10,000 seat arena with 33 executive suites, 500 cushioned marina seats, 13 Loge boxes, 2 party suites and wide concourses with ample guest amenities.