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Penfield Beach

323 Fairfield Beach Rd

Beaches are open with the following restrictions as of Saturday, May 23, 2020.

  • Parking Lots at Jennings, Penfield, Sasco, and Southport will be open from 8:00am - 11:00pm to Fairfield Residents with a valid 2020 Fairfield Resident Beach Sticker.
  • As of Friday June 19, 2020, Jennings Beach will sell up to two hundred (200) Daily Parking Passes
  • Lifeguards will be on duty at all open beaches (10:00am - 6:00pm Weekends only until June 22)
  • Residents will be permitted to sit on the beach with blankets and chairs.  Blankets should be 15' away from other blankets/chairs.
  • When a six-foot distance is unavoidable, face coverings are required to be worn.
  • Outdoor groups are limited to one hundred (100) people
  • Playgrounds are reopening as of June 20, 2020.
  • Decisions to close will be made in conjunction with local law enforcement and the Health Department.


Penfield Beach is a 3.5 acre beachfront property that is a favorite for many Fairfielders. A great place to swim and sun along the Long Island Sound, it offers a long stretch of sandy beach which abutts Rickards Beach. Part of the Penfield Complex, the property boasts two waterfront Banquet Facilities, sailboat racks, lockers to rent for the season or for the day, a large covered deck, handicapped accessibility and bathroom facilities. Lifeguard schedule.

There are picnic tables and charcoal grills set up on the beach for visitor use on a first come-first served basis; remember to bring your own charcoal and matches. There is a concession where visitors can purchase snacks if grilling your own food is not on your agenda.  

Along with swing sets for the kids, Penfield is a site of The Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play' Project. Twenty six playgrounds have been built to honor the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.    
The playground in Fairfield celebrates the life of Jessica Rekos. 

Penfield Beach is free and open to the public, however, from Memorial Day Saturday to Labor Day a beach sticker is reqiuired to park in the lot. Vehicles without a beach sticker may pay a daily fee of $40.00 on Weekdays and $50.00 on Weekends & Holidays at the gate.