West Haven’s Town Trails
The town of West Haven doesn’t really oversee any real trails, but since they do have the longest stretch of public beach in the state, and there is a sort of walkway covering the length of most of it, and since there are some cool aspects to the shoreline there… here we are.
That’s Sandy Point in West Haven. It’s an important birding area and it was ripe for development in the 1970’s. However, local residents fought the development and saved the natural area and I’m looking forward to checking it out someday.
My West Haven Town Hikes:
Sandy Point Beach & Bird Sanctuary
CTMQ’s Guide to West Haven
Various maps of West Haven
CTMQ’s Town Owned Land Trails
Hiker Tom saysMarch 5, 2021 at 7:06 pm
Sandy Point has great views of New Haven Harbor. The parking area and nearby boat ramp and beaches are all restricted to residents. Park on the street or in one of the adjacent shopping centers. Sandy Point is linked by a sidewalk to the “boardwalk” in West Haven that is a paved walkway parallel to the beach. This area definitely rates a visit.