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Public Beaches

             

Public beaches in Connecticut are regulated by the local health departments/districts.  Beaches at State Parks are controlled by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. 

Connecticut's 2021 Beach Grant Annual Report to US EPA

 

 

  Beaches

The Connecticut Department of Public Health implements a US EPA grant funded by the Beach Act.  The activities in this grant funded project focus on coastal beaches.  To learn more, go to New England Beaches - EPA


Beach Closure Information

Public Beaches:

For the most up-to-date information concerning the status of a public beach you should contact your local health department.  A list of local health departments is available here.

State Park Beaches:

For the most up-to-date information concerning the status of a State Park Beaches, go to the State Swimming Area Water Quality Report .


Further Information

Regulations pertaining to Public Swimming Areas: 


Links:

If you need further information, please contact:

Recreation Program (Beaches)

410 Capitol Avenue, MS#11EOH

PO Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134

(860) 509-7816