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Silver Sands State Park Beach

Silver Sands Park Rd, Milford city (balance), Connecticut 06460 USA

“rumored to have pirate treasure”

Could Captain Kidd really have buried his treasure on Charles Island in 1699?  Visit Silver Sands for a fun-filled day in the sun and make up your own mind about this legend. The early history of Silver Sands focuses on Charles Island. The Island is connected to the mainland by a sand/gravel bar (tombolo) that is submerged at high tide. Captain Kidd is reputed to have buried his treasure on the island in 1699. The only remains on the island are of a Catholic retreat center from the 1920's-30's. The island's interior is closed May 1 through August 31 to protect heron and egret rookeries. State Park acquisition, ultimately involving over 300 parcels, began after hurricane "Diane" destroyed 75 homes in 1955. Early vision of the park was to create a "Hammonasset" type sand beach backed by parking lots on filled wetlands. The present master plan seeks to return the site to its historic past of interior tidal wetlands separated from the Sound by sand dunes.  In 1960 Silver Sands was designated as a state park.

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Reviewed by
snehavankireddy1

  • 2 Reviews
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May 27, 2018
Rated 5.0

Clean beach. Peaceful.... it was cold when we reached

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WorldTraveler

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November 26, 2017
Rated 3.0

This is a more remote ocean front park. It only has port a pot restrooms. There is a nice boardwalk you can walk right beside the beach on. I don't think pets are allowed there. There were some picnic tables and a few benches.

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Silver Sands State Park Beach

Silver Sands Park Rd
Milford city (balance), Connecticut
06460 USA

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