Nearby Beaches and Biking
- Short Beach is a full service beach that runs along the mouth of the Housatonic River where it meets Long Island Sound. Bathrooms, changing rooms, Snack Bar, Beach Volleyball, Golf Course, Fireplaces, Accessibility Mats, Tennis, Basketball, Pirate Ship Playground. full service restaurant and more. Short Beach plays host to several special events including but not limited to Blues on the Beach, Bonfire by the Beach, Movies on the Beach and more. Dorne Drive in Stratford
- Long Beach is a more natural beach than Short Beach as it has been unimproved (the only facilities available are portable bathrooms.) That said, the natural beauty of Long Beach reminds us of more pristine beaches that are part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Long Beach is less crowded than Short Beach and is an excellent place to escape to a quiet, beautiful refuge. You will see the various wildlife including shorebirds who use portions of the beach as an nesting area. Fishing is also a favorite pastime as well as beach combing for seashells and sea glass. For the adventurous, a long walk down Long Beach will take you to Pleasure Beach in Bridgeport, which still has remnants of it's rich history standing. At the end of Oak Bluff in Stratford
- Russian Beach and Point No Point - these two beach areas neighbor each other. Russian Beach is primarily a beach used by Lordship residents as it has no public parking and runs parallel to Park Blvd. Point No Point also known as "the Sea Wall" has a small beach that is in front of the Surfside Hotel at 60 Beach Drive. To the left of this small beach is a long seawall overlooking Long Island Sound. There are two restaurants at Point No Point, Riley's by the Sea and Little Pub of Stratford. The property in between the two restaurants is used for a variety of outdoor events including a weekly market on Saturdays (in season.)
Beach Parking: Beach Stickers for non-Stratford residents are $250 for the season; $20 per day Monday through Thursday; or, $40 per day Friday through Sunday and holidays, for Long Beach and Short Beach. Applies only during period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. No fees outside of that period
CT Audubon at Stratford Point: A peninsula that fronts Long Island Sound and the mouth of the Housatonic River, with a coastal meadow and a beach that faces north toward Milford Point. A short trail runs along the edge of the peninsula with panoramic views of the Housatonic River, Long Island Sound and Charles Island in Milford. Open to the public Monday-Friday. One of the few Audubon Centers that allow dogs. Located at 1207 Prospect Drive, Stratford
Stratford Point Lighthouse: while not currently open to the public except during special events, this historic lighthouse just received a fresh coat of pain and it is located at the end of Prospect Drive and can be seen from the end of the street. A picturesque lighthouse that’s wonderful for taking photographs and selfies. When visiting, please be quiet and courteous of residents who live next door to the lighthouse.