Abbott Park (Dawson Avenue Beach)

United States, Connecticut, West Haven

Abbott Park - United States, Connecticut, West Haven


Abbott Park is a serene and relaxing beach located in West Haven, United States. The beach is approximately 500 feet long and features soft, white sand that is perfect for lounging and soaking up the sun


Abbott Park has few amenities, so plan your trip accordingly, although it does have bathroom access and dogs are allowed on the beach on-leash.. . .


Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities at the beach including swimming, sunbathing, surfing, boogie boarding, and fishing


For those planning to visit Abbott Park by car, there is a parking lot available for visitors. The parking lot is free of charge, but it can fill up quickly during peak times. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early or to consider taking public transportation.

Fun Fact

Fun fact about Abbott Park is that it was originally a public park that was later converted into a beach. It was named after Timothy Abbott, who was a prominent figure in the early development of West Haven.


In addition to the beach activities, there are several nearby attractions to explore. Bradley Point Park is a popular tourist spot, while the Oyster River Nature Trail offers scenic views and hiking opportunities. Visitors can also take a stroll along the nearby Savin Rock boardwalk, which is lined with restaurants, shops, and ice cream parlors.


After a day of fun in the sun, visitors can indulge in the local cuisine at nearby restaurants. Zuppardi's Apizza is known for its delicious New Haven-style pizza, while Duffy's Tavern is a great spot for burgers and beers. Also, the seafood at Jimmies of Savin Rock is a must-try.


For those looking for a place to stay near Abbott Park, there are several hotels in the area. The Hampton Inn & Suites West Haven is a popular choice for its convenient location, comfortable rooms, and complimentary breakfast. The Savin Rock Roasting Company is a small bed and breakfast with a unique and charming atmosphere, while the Econo Lodge West Haven is a budget-friendly option for travelers.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 83/100

Abbott Park provides free parking at the entrance, although spaces are limited. Visitors can also find street parking nearby for easy access to the beach.

Yes, Abbott Park ensures safety with professional lifeguards on duty throughout the day, offering peace of mind for beachgoers.

Abbott Park is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

Abbott Park boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

Restrooms are conveniently available on or adjacent to the beach at Abbott Park.

No, Abbott Park maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

Abbott Park does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

Abbott Park is a good place to Fishing

Yes, Abbott Park offers accommodations for people with disabilities, allowing everyone to relish the coastal experience.

Abbott Park is not dog-friendly.

Abbott Park is not generally considered to be good for surfing.