Life is Better near the Beach
“A Small Town with a Big Heart” -MILFORD CT
Blog by: Tanya Walsh
The town of Milford spans seventeen miles of Long Island Coastline. Milford presents five public Beaches and a State Park (Silver Sands) to visitors and seven private beaches to residents. Due to the calming effects beaches have over our bodies with the warmth of the sun, sound of the crashing waves and soft sand between our toes, it’s only natural to gravitate to one of Milford’s local beaches.
There is truly something for everyone. At Gulf Beach you can enjoy fishing over the pier or on the rocks stretching into the Harbor. Here you’ll find a concession stand, with Ice Cream perfect for any summer day. The first weekend in June, the town celebrates the Tale of Captain Kidd and his hidden treasure on Charles Island with a Pirate Day Tradition, beginning with a 5k for all ages. Towards the end of July, you can expect the Woodmont Day Celebration, which provides guests with games, live entertainment, 5k, local food venders and the Elm City Party Bike sharing fun facts about Woodmont. There is also a park for children and basketball hoops overlooking the sound. On the opposite side of town, you have Walnut Beach. Many locals meet here to play beach volleyball, fish off the pier, or hike the flat trail. Just a block away you can rent paddle boards, kayaks and scooters. I personally enjoy the summer concerts they hold under the pavilion, as well as, the annual Sandcastle Contest. Every year in August you can look forward to the two-day Pumpkins on the pier festival that benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Milford. Silversands State Park is just a walk down the boardwalk from Walnut Beach. This park is currently free to guests and is undergoing an expansion project that will add a concession house with restrooms. When the tide is low you can walk out to Charles Island, which is now a nature preserve, so be sure to not bother the wildlife!