Jennings Beach

880 South Benson Rd

The largest of Fairfield’s Beaches, this 27 acre site offers visitors a large sandy beach with great views of Long Island Sound. It is handicapped accessible with a concession stand, bathroom facilities, volleyball poles and sailboat racks. The property is near the South Benson Boat Marina, and shares a parking lot with the Henry Rowland Memorial Playground, home of the “Sand Castle Playground” and the Skate Park.
Lifeguards are on duty during the summer season and two sessions of swimming lessons are offered . Jennings is a prime spot for watching the 4th of July Fireworks and is a family favorite on the Sand Jam Family Fun Dance & Family Movie Nights hosted 4 times a summer by the Parks and Recreation Department.  

The beach hours are sunrise to 11:00 p.m.

And lets not forget a summer favorite; a Bonfire on the Beach. You better make your reservation early as this popular activity books quickly.

From October 1 - March 31, Jennings is the place to enjoy the beach with your pet as dogs and horses are allowed access.  

Jennings Beach is free and open to the public, however from Memorial Day Saturday to Labor Day a beach sticker is required to park in the lot. Jennings Beach will sell daily parking passes for $40 (Monday - Friday) and $50 (Weekends and Holidays) - credit card only. Parking fees will be collected at the gate until 9:30pm on Family Movie Nights.