Lighthouse Point Park
2 Lighthouse Road
| +1 203-946-8019
Lighthouse BeachThis past weekend was my first time in Connecticut. I have always wanted to go and honestly it was one of the most beautiful places on the east coast in my opinion. The air was fresh, the trees were bright green and the skies were blue. One of my stops along the way was called Lighthouse Beach located in New Haven, CT. Lighthouse Beach is a small area with the iconic Connecticut Lighthouse on the peak of it. This is a big wedding destination as there are picnic tables and BBQ areas all on the lawn and then it turns right into the beach with a long jetty. There is also a Carousel that has been there since the 1920s. The whole place is beautiful.
The lighthouse is not big nor is it open to the public. But, it has a 1920’s historic feel to it. Which is hard to find.
TIP: The park charges you $30 to get in, which is ridiculous. Luckily, you are allowed to walk in. You cannot park right outside in the residential area. I ran into a resident and he told me that they have to pay to park there even though they live there. So tourists and visitors will get towed and fined if they park in their area. He was nice enough to tell me that there is free parking 3 blocks over. So we parked there and it wasn’t even a ten minute walk to get from there to the lighthouse. So just be careful while finding a spot. It is worth the walk because I refuse to pay $30 to put my toes in the sand and see a historical landmark. I mean come on, what happened to the land of the free?