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amandajj67 Oct 30th, 2009 05:47 AM

CONNECTICUT BEACH RESORT
 
Hi everyone
I will be travelling from the Berkshires, Massacheusetts, in April next year to the Connecticut coast. Please can anyone recommend a beach resort to stay in for 2 nights where I can visit local attractions and maybe other points of interest close by. I would prefer a B&B on the coast. Thanks.

Fra_Diavolo Oct 30th, 2009 08:07 AM

The Connecticut shore is pretty in places, but not a dramatic sea coast. In April it's still cool, so I don't expect you'll be lounging on the sand. I think your best bet would be the area around Mystic -- in particular The Inn at Stonington in Stonington Borough http://www.innatstonington.com/. The borough is beautiful with well preserved 17th and 18th century buildings. Nearby is Mystic, a small village featuring Mystic Seaport, http://www.mysticseaport.org/ which has ships and a recreated 19th century village. Good of its type and not-to-miss if you love traditional boats and sailing ships. There is also an aquarium by the highway. Not great but worth a few hours.

Newport Rhode Island is about an hour away. It has its famous mansions, a scenic beach, a good walk and good restaurants. You might consider using it as your base instead. If not, you'd probably enjoy it as a day trip.

michelleNYC Oct 30th, 2009 09:28 AM

You will not find beach resort weather in CT in April. I second Fra's suggestion of Newport. Very quaint town with lots to keep you and your family busy.

emalloy Oct 30th, 2009 09:52 AM

Watch Hill, RI may have what you are looking for. It is about 20 minutes from Mystic and a little over an hour from Newport. Google Watch Hill, it has nice beaches (for walking nor swimming in April).

Fra_Diavolo Oct 30th, 2009 10:16 AM

emalloy --

I don't think Watch Hill will have reopened in April. Place shuts down in the fall -- literally, stores shuttered, no restaurants -- and doesn't get going again until May.

wyatt92 Oct 30th, 2009 10:49 AM

You really want Newport RI. Check out the Chanler or Castle Hill.

amandajj67 Oct 30th, 2009 03:25 PM

thanks everyone. I will have a look and take up one of your suggestions.
Amanda


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