Jennings Beach
41.141196, -73.237815
880 South Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 256-3191
Fairifield County

Jennings Beach is 27 acres and the largest of Fairfield’s beaches. This vast beach has sand with a light mix of crushed shells and pebbles until the water’s edge, where the sand is mostly free of shells and there are sparse pieces of seaweed at the water’s edge. The grade to the water is gradual with small waves or non-existent waves due to the Long Island Sound. In addition to traditional beach activities, Jennings Beach offers swimming lessons, 4th of July fireworks, family movie nights, a skate park, and a large playground.

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Hours Of Operation

Dawn to 11pm

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Access is allowed by paying a daily fee or use of a seasonal permit from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Weekdays, $20
Weekends and holidays, $50

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Life Guard

On-duty Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10am to 6pm; hours may vary

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Allowed with permit; May 1 - Sept 30 in designated areas Campfire Information

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Primarily a carry in/carry out beach; a concession stand is available on-site. Other food vendors are available within 5 minutes driving.

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

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Not allowed April 1st to October 1st

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Picnic Area

Tables and seating are available under a pavilion and throughout the beach area; tables on the beach have an accompanying grill.

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The Sandcastle Playground is located next to the parking lot, and there is a skate park located at the entrance of the parking lot. Skate Park Information

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Public Transportation


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Restrooms / Showers

Bathrooms and showers are available on-site with handicap accessibility.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Skim boarding is allowed in a designated area.

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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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