Connecticut Beach Resorts

Even though Connecticut is a small state, it features an interesting shoreline along the Atlantic Ocean and Long Island Sound. Connecticut beaches are a fantastic place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the every day and to enjoy a day of sun, surf, and sand. After a long day, vacationers can leave the driving a distant memory when they make reservations at Connecticut beach resorts. Within a few miles—or a few steps—of the ocean, these resorts provide luxurious accommodations, well-appointed rooms, and attentive service.

Water's Edge Resort & Spa (pictured), one such oceanfront resort in Connecticut, overlooks Long Island Sound. Its 25 acres, not far from Compo Beach and Marina, features elegant guestrooms, seaside villas for rent, a variety of dining options, and a fitness center complete with an indoor pool, sauna, and a private sand beach. Guests are treated to attentive service, traditional New England architecture, and beautiful scenery. Like many beach resorts in Connecticut, Water's Edge offers a variety of packages to stay and play. One package combines overnight accommodations with golf at Lyman Orchards Championship Golf Course and dinner at the resort's restaurant, while another one switches out the golf for time at the spa. One more getaway package includes train fare from Penn Station in New York City and Boston's South Station, both an easy train ride away from the Connecticut shore.

Another one of the beach resorts in Connecticut has been catering to guests since the 1860s. The Owenego Beach & Tennis Club, features an abundance of New England charm in a scenic setting overlooking the Long Island Sound. Located in Branford, this family-run oceanfront resort in Connecticut is proud of its past as it looks towards meeting the needs of its members as well as the overnight guests, who are welcome between May and October.

Hammonasset State Park in Madison is home to the state's largest beach, with more than two miles of shoreline set aside for the public's enjoyment. Nearby Connecticut beach resorts include the Saybrook Point Inn And Spa. Just ten miles away at the mouth of the Connecticut River, the inn offers 80 elegantly appointed guestrooms with sumptuous linens, mahogany furniture, and patios with views of the river and Long Island Sound. Among the most luxurious of all the beach resorts in Connecticut, Saybrook Point also offers its guests access to a marina, the freshest seafood in its top-rated restaurant, its spa, and health club. Antique shops, casinos, the beautiful shoreline, and outlet shopping are all close by, as is the beach of Hammonasset State Park.

When making plans for Connecticut beach resorts, travelers also can look to the Lighthouse Inn, located along the shore in New London. The majority of the guestrooms are found in a historic Victorian landmark, also home to a restaurant, tavern, and a sitting room with large fireplaces. Many of the rooms are filled with antiques, some overlook Long Island Sound, and others are located in the onetime carriage house. Guests of the oceanfront resort in Connecticut can stroll down to the private beach, lounge in a beach chair, go swimming, and soak in the sun. The lovely gardens are another scenic place to explore. Guests can make reservations for a shuttle to local attractions, including Ocean Beach Park featuring a white-sand beach fronting the Atlantic Ocean, a boardwalk, and a variety of other fun things to do.

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