East Wharf Beach

41.270301, -72.608289
94 West Wharf Road
Madison, CT 06443
New Haven County

East Wharf Beach is a small town beach with limited amenities. A fishing pier once used as a ship building location is perfect for stretching legs, fishing, or enjoying the view. The beach sand is soft with some shells and pebbles mixed throughout; near the water is a large concentration of crushed shells and pebbles which form bands from the tides. The entry to the water can be difficult with a somewhat steep drop-off and the accumulation of shells. There’s a small gazebo on site.

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Hours Of Operation

7:30am to sunset

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Parking is limited to 50 spaces. Parking stickers are not sold on-site and are available at the recreation office in Town Hall - Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4 pm and at Surf Club Park for day passes. Stickers are for residents and non-residents. Residents: registered owners up to age 59: $40 per vehicle; registered owners age 60 and over: $10 per vehicle; veterans, $10. Car must be registered in veteran's name, military ID required. One military discount per veteran. Multi-vehicle discount ($20) Daily rates: residents, $10; non-residents Monday-Thursday, $25; Friday-Sunday and holidays, $40. http://www.madisonct.org/506/Beach-Stickers

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Life Guard Schedule

On-duty during summer months

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Not allowed on the beach

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Primarily a carry in/carry out beach, food vendors are available within 5 minutes driving.

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Hotels/motels and rentals are within steps from the beach.

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Dogs are not allowed on the beach.

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Picnic Area


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Public Transportation


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Restrooms / Showers

Bathrooms and showers are available on-site.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding


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Walking Trails


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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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