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Jennings Beach

880 South Benson 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.


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 Recreation Department.  

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. From 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM, vehicles without a beach sticker must pay a daily parking fee of $40.00 on Weekdays and $50.00 on Weekends & Holidays at the gate.   Parking fees will be collected at the gate until 9:30pm on Family Movie Nights.