Connecticut Attractions May 23, 2017
The Shoreline Road Trip In Connecticut That Takes You Through The Most Charming Coastal Towns
This shoreline road trip will show you Connecticut’s beach town side. This state is often overlooked when it comes to coastal getaway spots but the truth is we have a pretty beautiful coastline scattered with small towns and cities you’re practically guaranteed to love. Pack a swimsuit because it’s going to be hard to resist the beach on this drive. Check it out:
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This three hour, 120 mile journey follows Route 1. Shave an hour or more by switching to the 95 or lengthen the trip by taking scenic backroads. It's up to you!
This trip kicks off in Mystic Country with the beloved Stonington and Stonington Borough. Known as one of the most visually stunning seaside villages in all of New England, this place is full of sights. You'll find a healthy dose of lighthouse history, vineyards, and seaside gardens.
2. East Lyme
East Lyme, which includes the ever popular region of Niantic, is an outdoor explorer's dream. There are many specialty shops and several restaurants to choose from, in addition to a handful of historic homes. But it also has a great beach and boardwalk, perfect for sport fishing.
Nestled between the cities of New London and New Haven this small seaside community has seemingly unlimited activities. Boat, swim and shop the Tanger Outlets in this quaint New England beach town. There's a great selection of restaurants and a comfy cozy B&B for overnight stays.
Guilford has excellent downtown streets for meandering in and out of shops and a large town green at its center, making it a great stop around lunch time. This town is rich with panoramic views and history, including being the hometown of a number of actors and authors. Seashore, lakes, forest and more are all waiting for you at this lush natural oasis.
This spot has twenty miles of beach and is one of the best places to catch a sunrise. It also has unique shops and breweries, making it a great place for folks looking to try new things. Take a boat tour of the Thimble Islands for an unforgettable evening and be sure to return for the Potato & Corn Fesitval in August.
This is a lovely coastal town with great views and beaches. Named one of the best places to live, you can hang out in the historic downtown area or try one of their excellent fine dining options. Head to the beach where you can enjoy soft sand, still waters, and a look at some beautiful stately homes. It's 5 miles of coastline you'll absolutely love.
One of the oldest towns in the state, this commuter region is known for being a coastal village with the shops and restaurants of the city. Rich with history and culture, the shopping is never ending here, but the same is true of the quaint New England views and style. Boat, fish, or lounge in the sand as you soak in the shoreline or opt for the arts scene instead. You can't go wrong!
This shoreline road trip will give you those movie-esque beach views you’ve been dreaming about. But if you prefer a drive with more frights than sights, check out the
Terrifying Connecticut Road Trip.