323 Fairfield Beach Rd
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.
(Storm Sandy caused the closing of the Main Pavilion until repairs can be made. Portable bathroom facilites are available during the beach season)
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 are being 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 $20.00 on Weekdays and $50.00 on Weekends & Holidays at the gate.