I've worked in/lived right next to Connecticut all but one year of my life and have never heard of this beach... but according to Southern Living, one of the best kept "secret beaches" in America is right here in Connecticut. And apparently the parking is free, too?!??!
According to Southern Living...
duBois Beach in the picturesque village of Stonington, Connecticut is secluded, scenic, and charming, and has been named on Boston Globe's list of the top 20 best beaches to visit in the New England area. The beach is located at Stonington Point, at the southernmost tip of Water Street, with a spectacular view of Stonington Harbor, Fisher's Island Sound, and Little Narragansett Bay. It also offers calm waters, a shady pavilion, an anchored dock, and crabbing jetties.
VISITING DUBOIS BEACH
duBois Beach is owned by the Stonington Village Improvement Association (SVIA) and managed by the Stonington Community Center (COMO). It opens for weekends beginning Memorial Day weekend with lifeguards on duty from 10 am to 4 pm. The beach is open full-time — Monday through Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm — June 22 through Labor Day weekend.
duBois Beach season passes are available for individual adults and families. COMO members receive a $25 discount on duBois season passes. Day passes are $10 per person. Children 18 and under access the beach for free.
For beach membership information, or to purchase duBois season passes, please visit the COMO.
Parking is free of charge in the public lot adjacent to the beach.
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