West Beach

(203) 977-4606
(203) 977-4641
41.037992, -73.522913
818 Shippen Ave.
Stamford, CT 06902
Fairfield County

West Beach Park is 26 acres with a sandy beach, sports fields, and a playground.  Cummings Marina is between Cummings Park and West Beach. The beach sand has a light mix of shells, pebbles, and dried seaweed; the grade to the water is gradual with small lake-like waves due to Long Island Sound.

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Hours Of Operation

No information on time of opening; other nearby parks open at 5:30am. Beach closes at 10pm.

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Permits are required from May 1 through September 30th. Non-resident seasonal passes cost $225 (only valid from Monday through Friday) and passes are sold at the office of cashiering; open from Monday through Friday, (203) 977-4692, and at the ice rink on weekends. On Saturday and Sunday, non-residents must pay $25 per day. Beach stickers may also be purchased through the mail.
Residents pay $25, but if their vehicle is not registered in Stamford, then the cost is $110. Resident senior citizens pay $7, but if their vehicle is not registered in the town, then they must pay $35. Permits for Stamford residents with a vehicle registered in town can be purchased at www.permitvats.com.

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Life Guard Schedule

Supervised and unsupervised swimming

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Not allowed

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Primarily a carry in/carry out beach, food is available within minutes of driving. No alcohol after 9 pm and no glass allowed.

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140 Hotels/motels and rentals are within minutes driving in Stamford.

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Picnic Area

Picnic tables are located near the bathhouse.

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Located near the bathhouse

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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


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Tide Information

West Beach Tide Information

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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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