Penfield Beach

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. Lifeguard schedule.  The beach hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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 have been built to honor the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.  The playground in Fairfield celebrates the life of Jessica Rekos. 


Sasco, Southport and South Pine Creek Beaches – Will be staffed with lifeguards through Sunday, August 14th.  There will be no lifeguards on duty as of Monday, August 15th.

Jennings and Penfield Beaches and Lake Mohegan – Will be staffed with lifeguards daily through Sunday, August 28th.  Then again on Labor Day weekend (Saturday, Sept. 3rd – Monday, Sept. 5th).

Beaches may have reduced swim areas. Please be sure to obey the lifeguards and to swim in permitted areas only.  Penfield and Jennings will be selling and daily parking passes routinely through Labor Day.  Proper resident stickers will still be required at all sites, with the exception of Lake Mohegan, the Labor Day.