CT: Fairfield County- Drive-Up Off-Season Sunsets (Part 1)

Many of the Connecticut shoreline beaches which are otherwise either off limits or prohibitively expensive for non residents can be accessed post season.

I was asked recently to list those which I enjoy in Fairfield County. What a great idea to collect in one place and share. We all just can’t go at the same time!

Here are my favorites in some of the coastal Fairfield County towns for which separate full blogs are being created.

  • Greenwich- Tod’s Point
  • Stamford- Cove Island Park
  • Norwalk- Calf Pasture
  • Westport- Compo Beach
  • Fairfield- Sasco Beach
  • Stratford- Lordship Seawall (Drive up anytime!)

Greenwich- Tod’s Point

Please keep in mind that if you’re a nonresident of Greenwich you can not enter without a parking and individual pass if it’s in-season. The season ends late at Tod’s point at the end of November 2020.

Sunsets move quickly and are most fun when captured with another subject. I highly recommend staying focused and looking for trees, rocks, birds, boats, docks, etc. with which to capture the colors.

Stamford- The Cove

The sun is not over the water at the Cove. This sunset is more indirect than the others but the reflections and hues are worth the stop. Need a pass or pay for parking in season.

Additionally, since the sun sets earlier in the fall and winter and its cold, I have found it to be a great end to my day when otherwise I may have been inside.

Norwalk- Calf Pasture

Best vantage point is in the water – on a dock or on a kayak for example. Have successfully captured sunset as well as moon rising.

Sunset and moon rising

Westport-Compo Beach

Grab a hot chocolate and then go to this easy drive up with loads of parking off route 1.

Fairfield- Sasco Beach

Takes a little more effort to get to this location but also easy drive up.

Stratford- Lordship Seawall

A bit of a drive to get to but lovely in and of itself through marshes.

Follow the sunsets with me! Part 2 and other counties in progress!

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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