Branford Point Beach

41.261785, -72.821264
2-12 Harbor Street
Branford, CT 06405
New Haven County

Branford Point Beach, or Short Beach, is a scenic beach next to Parker Memorial Park. Several benches are scattered along the beach and under the shade of the nearby trees of the park. The sand has minimal shells, pebbles, and debris. The grade to the water is gradual, and the waves are close to non-existent.

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Hours Of Operation

Sunrise to 10pm, April 1- October 31
Sunrise to sunset, November 1 – March 31

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Available at Branford Point and at Parker Memorial Park (resident sticker required); stickers can be purchased at the tax collector’s office. Non-residents can park at Branford Point where there is a 30 minute parking limit.

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Life Guard Schedule

No lifeguards on-duty.

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Allowed, only in or adjacent to installed grills or fireplaces

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Primarily a carry in/carry out location with food vendors located within 5 minutes driving. The beach does not allow glass bottles.

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Hotels/motels and rentals are within 5-10 minutes driving.

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Not allowed on the beach any time

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Picnic Area

Tables are scattered throughout Parker Memorial Park and Branford Beach.

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Swing sets are available at Parker Memorial Park.

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Public Transportation


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Restrooms / Showers

Restrooms are available on-site.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Calm waters, possible paddle boarding or kayaking

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Walking Trails

Available at Parker Memorial Park

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Water Quality


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Water Temperature

Click on “view more buoy data” to view water temperature.

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