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Connecticut Beaches

When you stay at Water's Edge Resort, you'll find that our hotel is conveniently located at the center of the ultimate Connecticut beach experience. You'll have access to some of the most picturesque waterfront in the nation, along with beaches that are ideal for your favorite water activity. Our resort has an on-site scenic private beach, which is perfect for lounging and more.

Our comprehensive list can guide you to the best Connecticut cruises and other aquatic adventures in the area. Spend your time enjoying the beach, and then end the rejuvenating day at one of Water's Edge Resort's signature restaurants for a delicious meal. Retire to an elegant ocean view guest room or suite when you're ready for a comfortable sleep. You can never get too much of the coast at our peaceful location.

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Hammonassett State Park

I-95 South, Exit 62,
Madison, CT

(203) 245-1817

A visit to Hammonasset Beach State Park, is more than just another day at the beach. Connecticut's largest shoreline park offers over 2 miles of beach to enjoy swimming, strolling along the boardwalk, or just relaxing in the sun and surf at this top choice in Connecticut beaches.


Rocky Neck State Park

I-95 North, Exit 72,
Niantic, CT

(860) 739-5471

The large stone pavilion, diverse trail systems, and gently sloping beach make this park ideal for families. A great spot for crabbing or fishing.


Ocean Beach Park

I-95 North, Exit 82,
New London, CT

(860) 447-3031

Located at the end of Ocean Avenue, this city-owned major recreation area offers saltwater and pool swimming, bathhouses, triple water slide, playground, boardwalk, mini-golf and arcade.

Chartered Cruises


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Joy Ride Charters

Captain Joy Sherman

If you're looking for a unique and exceptionally fun sailing charter, you've found the right place! We offer sailing and a whole lot more. Hado is located in Westbrook, Connecticut and is available for hourly, half and full day charters. Whether it's a small family gathering, a romantic sunset sail, birthday, therapeutic sail or memorial at sea, Joy Ride Charters is here to make it possible. We're committed to making your sailing experience a memorable one. Do something different this vacation. Sit back and relax or learn how to sail!

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Real Escape

(860) 793-9933

Experience the sophisticated elegance on a 56-foot Hatteras yacht for social events. Cruise in luxurious surrounding to your chosen destination. Departs directly from Saybrook Point Marina.


Aunt Polly

(860) 526-4954

Come aboard Mark Twain Cruises? Aunt Polly, sailing 4 times daily from Saybrook Point Marina. Our two-hour Essex Harbor Cruise takes you up the Connecticut River, under the bridges and past the marshlands, to historic Essex, a town steeped in the nation?s maritime history. Relax before dinner with a cocktail on our one-hour Lighthouse cruise.


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Valiant Yacht Charters

(860) 536-8300

The all new 97-foot yacht Valiant is a replica vessel inspired by the luxury yachts of the 1920?s and is available for corporate, charter, wedding events and private entertaining. Valiant is USCG certified and can accommodate up to 80 guests for Connecticut cruises.


Sunbeam Fleet

(860) 443-7259

Offers Nature Connecticut Cruises, Lighthouse Cruises, Dinner Cruises, Open Party Boat Fishing. Private Charters available for any event, Corporate, Birthday Parties etc.


Thimble Island Cruises

(203) 488-8905

Enjoy 45-minute guided cruises around the islands from the Stony Creek Dock, just minutes from New Haven, May through October (weekends only in the fall). The Sea Mist crew also offers chartered cruises for private groups and parties, offering wine and cheese or fully catered dinners.


Sea Pony

(860) 442-3007

SeaPony, a 149-passenger boat is available for corporate events, wedding and rehearsal parties and tour groups. Enjoy beautiful coastline, submarines, lighthouses, and tall ships in port. Daytime, sunset and moonlight cruises available. Custom charters are always welcome.


Essex Steam Train and Riverboat Ride

1 Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT 06409
(860) 767-0103

Ride in a 1920s coach pulled by an authentic steam locomotive before boarding a river boat and cruising along the Connecticut River. Gift Shop, grill car and dinning car are a few of the extras offered at the attraction.


Real Escape Yacht Charters

The ultimate intimate boating experience 
Captain Graham Nicholson - USCG Licensed 200 Ton Master - 860-302-0559

Deep Sea Fishing

Sea Sprite Sport Fishing

(860) 669-9613

Sunbeam Fleet

(860) 443-7259

Salt Water Fly Fishing

(860) 227-3616

White Lightning

(860) 739-6906

Black Hawk II

(860) 443-3662


(860) 443-0663

Ferry Trips

Block Island Ferry Service

New London, CT
(860) 444-4624
Call for Schedules and fares.

New London to Orient Point, NY

(860) 443-5281
Departs from New London, CT
Call for Schedules and fares.



Saybrook Point Marina
Old Saybrook, CT
(860) 746-7000

Windjammer Mystic Whaler

Mystic, CT
(860) 697-8420


Water's Edge Resort and Spa

1525 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, Connecticut 06498, United States

Resort: home(860) 399-5901, Reservations: work(800) 222-5901, Fax: (860) 399-8644

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