Shady Beach

25 Calf Pasture Beach Road
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 854-7806
Fairfield County

Shady Beach is neighbor to Calf Pasture Beach and Shady Beach Park. Although there are fewer amenities than Calf Pasture Beach, it’s only a short walk away. Shady Beach Park offers ample shade and several picnic tables. The beach area is both sandy and pebbly with some grassy areas. There are softball fields, volleyball and basketball courts, a playground, kiddie splash pad area, etc., shared with Calf Pasture Beach.

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Hours Of Operation

7 am – 11 pm, May to October

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The nonresident parking fee is $25 per car on weekdays before 5 pm; $30-$40 per car on weekends before 5:00 pm, and $10 after 5:00 pm. Passes are available at the beach. Non-resident passes are $175/year for land-locked towns; pick up only at Recreation and Parks office. Handicapped access is avaiable. Non-residents wishing to visit the site on weekends will be directed to park at the nearby off-site parking area at the beach's Taylor Farm lot. 

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Life Guard

Supervised and unsupervised swimming during summer months

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Not allowed

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Carry in/carry out beach with a cafe and small concession stand at Calf Pasture Beach. Throughout the summer different food vendors will set up at Shady Beach Park.

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Hotels/motels and rentals are within minutes driving.

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Not allowed

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Picnic Area

Picnic tables are available in Shady Beach Park.

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Baseball/softball, volleyball, a skate park, playground, chill time splash pad, the sailing school, bocce, basketball are available between both Shady Beach and Calf Pasture Beach.

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Public Transportation

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Restrooms / Showers

Restrooms are available on-site; showers are available at Calf Pasture Beach.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding


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Tide Information

Shady Beach Tide Information

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Walking Trails

Boardwalk is available between Shady Beach and Calf Pasture Beach

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Water Quality


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