The Best Beaches in Mystic, CT for Catching Rays

When you visit New England in the summertime, you really have to spend at least one day at one of our beautiful beaches in Mystic, CT, and the nearby villages. There’s nothing quite like basking on the Connecticut coast with the breeze off the Long Island Sound, your toes in the sand, and swimming in the crisp waters.

During the warmer months, the beaches in Mystic, CT, are some of the best places to explore and relax: the beautiful stretches of sand, the sparkling blue waters, and historic landmarks dotting the shores, including lighthouses and impressive seaside mansions. Spending a day at the beach will be a highlight of any trip to New England.

Stonecroft Country Inn is a charming and luxurious bed and breakfast in Mystic, about five miles from downtown. Our historic property is set back in the picturesque countryside while still a close drive to fantastic restaurants and shops in the beautiful waterfront town. You’ll have comfortable accommodations, modern amenities, and superb hospitality. Before you explore the best beaches in Mystic, join us for a gourmet, home-cooked breakfast to be ready to take on the waves. Reserve your room today! 

Beaches in Mystic, CT, near our bed and breakfast

Beaches in Mystic, CT, Near our Bed and Breakfast

When you visit the charming coastal town of Mystic, Connecticut, you’re in for more than just maritime history, delicious seafood, and small-town charm. The region boasts some of New England’s finest beaches, perfect for soaking up the sun and enjoying the Atlantic Ocean’s soothing waves.

Here are six must-visit beaches in Mystic, CT:

  1. Williams Beach Park: Located right in Mystic, Williams Beach Park features multiple swimming areas, boating opportunities, and charming picnic spots. It’s a versatile destination that combines the beauty of the beach with the recreational options of a park.
  2. Ocean Beach Park: This beach in New London offers a classic beach experience with a half-mile boardwalk, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and plenty of attractions, including mini-golf, an arcade, and a carousel. It’s a perfect spot for a full day of fun and relaxation by the sea on the sugar sands.
  3. Dubois Beach: Located at the tip of Stonington Point, just across from the Stonington Harbor Lighthouse, you’ll experience quintessential New England scenery at this nearby beach. Plan on having lunch at the Water Street restaurants nearby.
  4. Esker Point Beach: Known as one of the best beaches near Mystic in Groton, CT, for its glassy waters and 600 feet of pristine sand.  Check out the Summer Soundwaves Concert Series for live music and dancing on warm summer evenings every Friday. 
  5. Bluff Point State Park: This Connecticut State Park is best known for its hiking and birdwatching opportunities; however, the rocky shoreline of the beach is a great place for treasure hunting and adventures. The three-and-a-half-mile loop is a fantastic way to stretch your legs and see the countryside.
  6. Misquamicut State Beach: Just across the Rhode Island border, Misquamicut State Beach is a favorite for its pristine sands and well-maintained facilities, including a modern pavilion with a bathhouse and concession stand. Its serene environment makes it ideal for a laid-back beach day.
Beaches in Mystic, CT, near our bed and breakfast

Best Bed and Breakfast in Mystic for Summer

After a full day of sunshine at the beaches in Mystic and beyond, you’ll be ready to escape to the peace and quiet of our bed and breakfast in Mystic. Staying in the 1807 House is full of history, and you’ll find four of our beautiful guest rooms with antique and restored architectural details, cozy wood-burning fireplaces, and original wide plank floors. Our amenities are updated and modern, so there will be no compromising comfort, and it’s the perfect place to unwind and reset.

Our Yellow Barn houses the other six guest suites of the Inn and is romantic and private. Rooms offer amenities like plush California kings, double whirlpool soaking tubs in spacious bathrooms, and \private balconies for your morning coffee. Take time to stroll our historic grounds with ancient stone walls, centuries-old trees, and sweeping emerald-green lawns. 

Before you head out to explore the stunning coastlines in Connecticut, let us take care of your first meal of the day. Our homemade farm-to-table breakfasts, served in our elegant dining area or outdoors on the garden terrace, will be a most welcome addition to your stay with us. We can’t wait to host you; book your lodging at our bed and breakfast in Mystic today! 

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