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Clinton Town Beach

Admission Fee

No fee Winter Hours


  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Basketball
  3. Bocce Court
  4. Charcoal Grill(s)
  5. Dog Exercise Trail
  6. Pavilion
  7. Picnic Areas
  8. Picnic Tables
  9. Playground
  10. Restrooms
  11. Snack Bar
  12. Splash Pad
  13. Volleyball
  14. Walking Trail




During the official season access to the Town Beach is restricted to Beach Passes starting Memorial weekend through Labor Day. A Gatekeeper is on duty from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm daily, weather permitting. Passes are purchased from the Gatekeeper.

Beach Pass Fees

Clinton and Killingworth Resident Pass Fee:  $25

Clinton Killingworth Senior Citizen and Military Pass Fee:   $10

Non-Resident Daily Parking Fees:

    Monday thru Thursday Daily Parking Fee…$50

    Friday thru Sunday & Holidays Daily Parking Fee… $75

  Bus Daily Parking Fee:

    Resident Business/Organization Daily Parking Fee……$125

    Non-Resident Busses Daily Parking Fee …..$150

Public Restrooms 


  • Daily: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm from Memorial weekend through Labor Day.
  • Closed after Labor Day.
  • Portable restrooms are available year round.
  • Dog Walking Trail
  • Dogs are restricted from all sandy areas year round (beach, playground, and pavilion areas) Tickets will be issued for violating this restriction.
  • The Town Beach is well signed designating permitted and non-permitted areas; please adhere to the restrictions as indicated.
  • Comfort stations are available in the permitted area and are maintained year round. Please clean up after your dog.
  • State Law: All dogs must be on a leash at all times.

                 Clinton Park and Recreation Dog Regulations


Town   Ordinance on Animals

Chapter 200. Animals

Article II. Dog Control

200-4. Dogs on public property.

A.   In no event shall any dog be allowed, either leashed or unleashed, on any beachesparks, athletic fields and/or playgrounds owned or maintained by the Town of Clinton or any agency thereof, except in designated areas.

B.  Dogs shall be allowed in designated areas on public property other than beaches, parks, athletic fields and/or playgrounds only if such dog is properly on a leash of no more than 10 feet in lengthheld by the owner or keeper of such dog.

C.  Designated areas shall include the Holiday Dock; the Town Dock; the Town Dock parking areas; the Liberty Greenthe small park at Heser's Pondthe wooded areas at the Indian River Recreation Complexthe pathway along the Hammock Riverbehind the Lion's Club Pavilion, to the Viewing Pavilion at the Town Beach; and any other areas so designated by the Board of Selectmen.

200-5.  Dogs assisting handicapped persons.

 A dog which accompanies a handicapped person as an  assistant or guide dog and is properly leashed or on      proper  restraint  shall be allowed on any public property  pursuant to C.G.S. §46a-64.

 200-6. Exemptions.

A    This article shall not apply if the dog is on its owner's or keeper's property, or where the owner or keeper has the permission of the private property owner.


             B.    This article shall not apply if the dog is owned by the Town of    
                      Clinton or State of Connecticut and is used for law enforcement


 200-7. Removal of dog feces.

         The owner or keeper of a dog which has deposited feces upon any public property or private property without the permission of the owner of such property shall immediately remove such feces, or cause it to be removed, and dispose of it in a sanitary manner. A person will be considered to have disposed of the feces in a sanitary manner if such person removes the feces and places such material in a bag or wrapper made of plastic or paper or otherwise disposes of such feces on his own property.

200-9. Penalties for offenses.

Any person who violates this article shall be subject to a fine of $50 and a fine of $75 for each subsequent violation.