Bradley Point Park and Beach

New Haven

Bradley Point is the best family-friendly sandy beach within striking distance of New Haven. Bicycle trails and a 3.5-mile-long walkway link Bradley with Morse Beach and Sandy Point to the northeast, with views of Long Island Sound en route. Parking costs $10, or $5 after 5pm.

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