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Sasco Beach
1401 Sasco Hill Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

Sasco Beach, located at 1401 Sasco Hill Road, is one of six beaches in town and includes a food concession.

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Sasco Beach, about nine acres in size, is free and open to the public, but people who park their cars there must have a beach sticker from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.

Beach stickers for Sasco Beach, which also cover the other four Long Island Sound beaches in town, South Benson Marina and the town dump, cost $20 for people who have a car registered in Fairfield or who are permanent Fairfield residents with sole use of an out-of-town company car. Beach stickers are free for people who have a car registered in Fairfield and who are at least 62 years old or permanently disabled.

People who do not have a car registered in Fairfield but who own real estate in town may get a beach sticker for Sasco Beach, the other four Long Island Sound beaches and South Benson Marina for $55.

Current and former town employees who do not have a car registered in town may get a beach sticker for Sasco Beach, the other four Long Island Sound beaches and South Benson Marina for $45.

Sasco Beach has three lifeguards during peak times in the summer.

Dogs and horses, accompanied by their owners, are allowed on the beach from Oct. 1 to March 31. Dogs must be leashed, and people must clean up after their dogs and horses, according to the Parks and Recreation Department's regulations.

Southport Beach
1313 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT 06890

Southport Beach, located at 1505 Pequot Ave. in the Southport section of town, is one of six beaches inMore Fairfield.

The Sea Lodge, a private beach and clubhouse at 1313 Pequot Ave., is located next to Southport Beach.

Southport Beach is free and open to the public, but people who park there must have a beach sticker from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.

Southport Beach, which is about 2.5 acres in size, includes a permanent concession stand that sells food and beverages.

A beach sticker for Southport Beach, which also includes access to the other four Long Island Sound beaches, South Benson Marina and the town dump, costs $20 for people who have a motor vehicle registered in town. The beach sticker is free if that person is at least 62 years old or permanently disabled.

People who own real estate in town but whose motor vehicle is not registered in town can get a beach sticker for Southport Beach, the other four Long Island Sound beaches and South Benson Marina for $55.

Current and former town employees may get a beach sticker for Southport Beach, the other four Long Island Sound beaches and South Benson Marina for $45.

People who are permanent residents in town and who have sole use of an out-of-town company car may get a beach sticker for Southport Beach, the other four Long Island Sound beaches, South Benson Marina and the town dump for $20.

Southport Beach has three lifeguards during peak times in the summer and offers great views of Long Island Sound and the beginning of Westport's "Gold Coast."

Dogs and horses, accompanied by their owners, are allowed on the beach from Oct. 1 to March 31. Dogs must be leashed, and people must clean up after their dogs and horses, according to the Parks and Recreation Department's regulations.

South Pine Creek Beach
1424 S Pine Creek Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

South Pine Creek Beach, located at 1424 South Pine Creek Road, is one of six beaches in town and includes publicMore restrooms.

South Pine Creek Beach is free and open to the public, but a beach sticker is needed to park there from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.

A beach sticker for South Pine Creek Beach, which also covers the other four Long Island Sound beaches in town, South Benson Marina and the town dump, costs $20 for people who have a motor vehicle registered in town or who are permanent residents of Fairfield with sole use of an out-of-town company car.

People who have a motor vehicle registered in town and who are at least 62 years old or permanently disabled can get a beach sticker for South Pine Creek Beach, the other four Long Island Sound beaches in town, South Benson Marina and the town dump for free.

People who do not have a motor vehicle registered in town but who own real estate in town can get a beach sticker for South Pine Creek Beach, the other four Long Island Sound beaches and South Benson Marina for $55.

Current and former town employees who do not have a car registered in town can get a beach sticker for South Pine Creek Beach, the other four Long Island Sound beaches and South Benson Marina for $45.

South Pine Creek Beach has two lifeguards during peak times in the summer.

Parking at South Pine Creek Beach basically consists of a small strip of parking spaces, but beach-goers can park at the Scandinavian Club at 1351 South Pine Creek Road when the beach's small lot is full. A beach sticker is required to park at the Scandinavian Club from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.

Dogs and horses, accompanied by their owners, are allowed on the beach from Oct. 1 to March 31. Dogs must be leashed, and people must clean up after their dogs and horses, according to the Parks and Recreation Department's regulations.

Jennings Beach
880 S Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Jennings Beach, 27 acres and located at 880 South Benson Road, is the largest of the six beaches in town and isMore traditionally the place where residents go to view the 4th of July fireworks display.

Jennings Beach is free and open to the public, but people who drive there must have a beach sticker to park their cars from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.

Jennings Beach also has a new skate park that features twists and turns, a pyramid, a quarter pipe, camel humps, a pole jam, a railing and a sidewalk with waves on it. The skate park is recommended for people who are at least 10 years old, and helmets and pads are required. Admission to the skate park is free, but people must either pay a fee or have a beach sticker to park their cars there.

Jennings Beach also includes boat launches, sailboat racks, a food concession and a playground and is a venue for swimming lessons, sailing lessons and volleyball.

Beach stickers for Jennings Beach and the other four Long Island Sound beaches, South Benson Marina and the town dump cost $20 for people who have a motor vehicle registered in Fairfield. If that person is at least 62 years old or permanently disabled, the beach sticker is free.

Beach stickers for Jennings Beach and the other four Long Island Sound beaches, as well as South Benson Marina and town dump, cost $20 for people who are permanent residents in town and who have sole use of an out-of-town company car.

Beach stickers for Jennings Beach and the other four Long Island Sound beaches and South Benson Marina cost $55 for people who own real estate in town but whose cars are registered out-of-town.

Beach stickers for Jennings Beach and the other four Long Island Sound beaches and South Benson Marina cost $45 for current and former town employees.

People who do not have a motor vehicle registered in town and who do not meet the exceptions listed above can get a beach sticker for Jennings Beach and Penfield Beach for $135.

Daily parking rates at Jennings Beach (for those without beach stickers) are $15 on weekdays and $25 on weekend days and holidays.

Jennings Beach has 12 lifeguards during peak times in the summer.

Dogs and horses, accompanied by their owners, are allowed on the beach from Oct. 1 to March 31. Dogs do not have to be leashed while on Jennings Beach, but they do have to be under the control of their owners. People must clean up after their dogs and horses, according to the Parks and Recreation Department's regulations.

Jennings Beach is the only public beach where bonfires are permitted subject to approval from the Fairfield fire marshal. Alcohol is not permitted at bonfires.

Lake Mohegan (Beach) Updated for 2011
960 Morehouse Hwy, Fairfield, CT 06825

Lake Mohegan, located at 960 Morehouse Highway, is one of six beaches in town and the only public beach on aMore freshwater lake.

The beach at Lake Mohegan, which includes an open-air picnic/shade pavilion, sprinkler park and playground, is adjacent to 170 acres of town-owned open space that is a popular venue for hiking, dog walking and fishing.

There is no charge to park at Lake Mohegan, but use of the beach, sprinkler park, concession stand, bathroom facilities and playground requires a seasonal pass.

The Parks and Recreation Department issued the following news release pertaining to 2011 rates:

Individual ID’s with the Pass holders’ picture will now be used for entrance into the facility. A Season Pass may be purchased for a fee of $10 per permanent resident and $20 per non-resident. Children 2 and under get in for free. Residents who are at least 62 years old also get in for free by showing a driver's license at the gate. They may also purchase Season Passes for their non-resident grandchildren at the resident rate of $10 per child under 18 years of age.

Due to the change, 2010 Mohegan Passes will not be able to be renewed online and since they are picture ID's, everyone must register for a Season Pass at the Parks and Recreation Department, 75 Mill Plain Road. Passes for the 2011 season are currently on sale and will not be sold at the Lake Mohegan gate.

Rec officials advise people to obtain passes before the Memorial Day rush and that those holding 2010 Golf ID's can call 203-256-3191 to add a Lake Mohegan membership.

Lake Mohegan Daily Rates
Adult Weekday (ages 18 +)
Child Weekday (ages 3-17)
Adult Weekend & Holiday
Child Weekend & Holiday
Infants - 2 yrs

Resident
$8
$4
$10
$6
No Charge

Non-Resident
$15
$8
$18
$12
No Charge

 

Lake Mohegan has six lifeguards during peak times in the summer.

Dogs, accompanied by their owners, are allowed on the beach from Oct. 1 to March 31. Dogs must be leashed, and people must clean up after their dogs, according to the Parks and Recreation Department's regulations.

Penfield Beach
323 Fairfield Beach Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Penfield Beach, 3.5 acres in size and located at 323 Fairfield Beach Road, is one of six beaches in town and includesMore two pavilions that residents and non-residents can rent for private parties.

Penfield Beach also includes boat launches, sailboat racks, changing rooms, a food concession and a playground.

Penfield Beach is free and open to the public, but people who park their cars there must have a beach sticker from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.

Beach stickers for Penfield Beach, which also include the other four Long Island Sound beaches, South Benson Marina and the town dump, cost $20 for people who have a motor vehicle registered in Fairfield. If that person is at least 62 years old or permanently disabled, the beach sticker is free. The beach sticker is also free if a person has a car registered in Fairfield and wants only a beach sticker for Penfield Beach.

Beach stickers for Penfield Beach, the other four Long Island Sound beaches in town, South Benson Marina and the town dump cost $20 for people who are permanent residents of Fairfield with sole access to an out-of-town company car.

People who do not have a car registered in Fairfield, but who own real estate in Fairfield, can get a beach sticker for Penfield Beach, the other four Long Island Sound beaches and South Benson Marina for $55.

Current and former town employees who do not have a car registered in Fairfield can get a beach sticker for Penfield Beach, the other four Long Island Sound beaches and South Benson Marina for $45.

People who do not have a car registered in Fairfield and who do not meet the exceptions listed above can get a beach sticker for Penfield Beach and Jennings Beach for $135.

Daily parking rates at Penfield Beach (for those without beach stickers) are $15 on weekdays and $25 on weekend days and holidays.

Penfield Beach has eight lifeguards during peak times in the summer.

Dogs and horses, accompanied by their owners, are allowed on the beach from Oct. 1 to March 31. Dogs must be leashed, and people must clean up after their dogs and horses, according to the Parks and Recreation Department's regulations.

The cost to rent Penfield I Pavilion, which includes seating for 225 people but no kitchen facilities, is $500 for residents and $900 for non-residents, from May 29 to Sept. 6. The facility rents daily from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The cost to rent the Jacky Durrell Pavilion, which includes seating for 125 people and full kitchen facilities, is $800 for residents and $1,200 for non-residents, from April 16 to Oct. 10. This pavilion rents from noon to 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; and from noon to 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays. Afternoon parties cannot be held during the months of July and August.

Evening parties at either pavilion that include alcohol require hiring a Fairfield police officer for four hours at an additional cost of $228.

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