Along Fairfield’s five miles of coastline on Long Island sound are five town beaches and one private beach. The coastline is one of the main attractions to living in Fairfield. The beaches, marinas, water activities, playgrounds, facilities and healthy lifestyle activities; it can all be found in here.
Fairfield has 5 public and 1 private beach along the coast of Long Island sound. Each beach varies and size and amenities. During the time period from Memorial Day through Labor Day, a beach sticker is required at all town beaches. You need to be a Fairfield resident to access all 5 public beaches. Out of town beach stickers are available with access to Jennings and Penfield Beach. Daily parking for visitors is available at Jennings and Penfield.
Going along the coastline from east to west, we begin at Jennings Beach. This beach is largest of the beaches with 27 acres, includes a concession stand, bathroom facilities, sailboat racks, volleyball poles, grills and offers swimming lessons. Jennings Beach is home to Fairfield’s 4th of July fireworks, which are displayed over the water and can be seen from all of Fairfield public beaches. Next to Jennings Beach is the Sandcastle Playground, Skate Park and walking trails. Jennings Beach is also located near South Benson Marina. The marina accommodates 600 boats, has a boat launch ramp, bathroom facilities, picnic tables, bait shack and a fishing pier. The jetty is most popular among fisherman and the perfect spot to see boats leaving the harbor.
Nestled between Penfield and Jennings Beach is the private Fairfield Beach Club. The Beach Club offers beach service, dining, a pool and tennis. This club requires an initiation fee and yearly dues.
A favorite of Fairfield residents is Penfield Beach, a 3.5-acre beachfront property. A great place to swim and sun along the Long Island Sound, it offers a long stretch of sandy beach. Along with swing sets for the kids, Penfield Beach is the site of The Sandy Ground playground. Penfield Beach also offers beach lockers to rent for the summer season. Penfield also offers sailboat racks, a large covered deck, handicapped accessibility, and bathroom facilities. The Penfield complex are 2 banquet halls, the Penfield Pavilion and the Jacky Durell Pavilion. Penfield Pavilion houses the beach lockers and a snack shed for the public. The venue is also a perfect location to rent for weddings and events. The Jacky Durell Pavilion is another option for reception venue for social or corporate events.
Seen from the shores of Penfield Beach is the Penfield Beach Lighthouse which was built in 1874. A favorite activity at low tide is to walk the 1.1-mile-long reef to the light house. But be mindful of the change in tides, as they come in quickly.
South Pine Creek Beach is the third and smallest of all the public beaches. There are bathroom facilities, a small parking lot and life guard on duty. If you are looking for a quiet beach day, this could be the place for you!
Past the private homes along Fairfield Beach Road and at the end of Sasco Hill Road you will find Sasco Beach. This beach offers the most gorgeous views of Long Island Sound and The Fairfield Country Club golf course. It is also the location for the most spectacular sunsets. This beach encompasses 9.9 acres has lifeguards and bathroom facilities.
The last beach along Fairfield’s coastline is Southport beach. It is along Pequot Avenue and encompasses 2 acres. This beach is more secluded than the other Fairfield beaches, has limited parking, bathroom facilities and lifeguards.
Fairfield has a number of options for any beach day that you would like to experience. Feel free to reach out if you are looking to sell or buy in this sought after community.