June 24, 2022: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed Fairfield, Hartford, New London, Middlesex, Tolland, and Windham Counties in Low/Green the as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. Only Litchfield, Middlesex and New Haven County are listed in the Medium/Yellow category. Residents who live in the Medium /Yellow counties who are at a high risk for severe illness, should talk to their health care provider about whether to wear a mask and take other precautions. These residents should stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

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