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.
Visit the US EPA BEACON 2 website to locate beaches and view beach data.
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
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:
Regulations pertaining to Public Swimming Areas:
If you need further information, please contact:
Recreation Program (Beaches)
410 Capitol Avenue, MS#12REC
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134