Shorebirds, Horseshoe Crabs, And Great Views: A Sunset Stroll At Sandy Point

Educational Walk Family-friendly Nature Walk

Sun. Jun 2

07:00 pm


08:14 pm

1.5 Miles

Open Event

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Join us for a sunset walk at one of the most beautiful spots along the Connecticut shoreline. A long spit of sandy beach extending into New Haven Harbor, Sandy Point is not only a great place to watch migrating shorebirds, but also a popular spot for mating horseshoe crabs in the late spring. On this fun, leisurely one-mile walk we will take in spectacular views of the New Haven skyline, East Rock, Sleeping Giant, and other local landmarks. We’ll learn about some of the local flora and fauna, as well as about the human history of New Haven Harbor and its historic lighthouses. Kathie Hebert from the West Haven Watershed Restoration Committee will tell us about environmental challenges facing Long Island Sound and efforts to enhance climate resilience along the CT shoreline.

Event Leader(s)

Aaron Goode

(203) 589-9445


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Meeting Location Details

18 Beach Street, West Haven, CT

We will meet in the Sandy Point parking lot across the street from former “Captain’s Galley” restaurant.

Please note that Beach Street may be closed to through-traffic because of construction, but you should still be able to access the parking area.

Parking note: unless you have a West Haven beach parking sticker, there is a small fee for parking in the lot that can be paid through a cashless parking app. We *strongly* encourage carpooling.

Click on the red map pin for the event address.

Families In The Park (Formerly Great Park Pursuit)

No Dogs Permitted