Seaside State ParkWaterford, CT
Seaside State Park is a picturesque jewel on a 30-acre picturesque stretch of Connecticut’s prime shoreline. The park’s rolling grounds, rocky coastline, and stretches of sandy beach, are popular with walkers, surfcasters, birdwatchers, kayakers, and anyone looking for some salty air and scenic views of the Long Island Sound.
The site was once the location of the Seaside Sanitorium, a heliotropic hospital built for children suffering from tuberculosis. The original buildings were designed by Cass Gilbert, renowned architect of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, the Woolworth Building in New York City, amongst other notable landmarks. The architecturally significant structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Established in 2014, Seaside State Park is the first new shoreline park in over 50 years. While there are big ambitions for the park, it’s currently in a transition stage as the state explores options for the park’s future. Learn more about the future of Seaside State Park.
Waterford, CT 06385
(8:00 a.m. – Sunset)
Main (860) 424-3200
Know Before You Go
Park property is open to visitors, but historical park buildings are strictly off limits.
Yes, on leash