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The Coastal Center at Milford Point

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Address: 1 Milford Point Rd, Milford, CT 06460-5221
Phone Number: +1 203-878-7440
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Must See in Milford...This Place is Stunning

This site at sunset was gorgeous. When we arrived on a beautiful November afternoon, it was amazing. The parking lot had an ample amount of spaces. Once we parked, it was a short... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
SherryRC
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This site at sunset was gorgeous. When we arrived on a beautiful November afternoon, it was amazing. The parking lot had an ample amount of spaces. Once we parked, it was a short walk towards the left of the coastal center to absolutely amazing views. After watching the sun set, we walked back to the coastal center, walked up the... More 

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

This area is beautiful, and the facility has touch tanks and binoculars - great fun for the kids and an educational experience too!

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Milford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The coastal center is a great place for either a quick visit or to spend time with children to teach them about the local animals and marsh/beach habitat. There are also beautiful views from the decks at the center. A very peaceful place!

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Derby, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

For years I would walk down the beach just to visit this coastal place that seen to housed all the birds from the area. Great place to take my children while they visited their grandparents. I always came for the learning experience that this place had to offer. Best place in Milford to learn about the coastal creatures who called... More 

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Thank stephanieanne2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

A relatively unknown but fun day-trip- bring family or a few friends for a quiet coastal walk or bike ride, great views from on high, bird-watching, hiking, animal interaction at the center inside, romantic hideaways abound. Really nice place for a surprise get together- either as a freebie date site or a day with the kids.

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

A great place to kick back and bird watch! You can just walk along the shore and collect your thoughts!

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Thank phils762016
Milford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

The area is beautiful. You can climb up the stairs to overlook a very big marsh. Guided field trips for birding or life in the marsh are recommended. The museum is fun for kids with a big ant farm and cameras. Outside you can walk along the water overlooking bays and the Housatonic.

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Thank Mark S
New Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

There is a lot to see but if you rush, you will miss a lot. Driving down the road into the place you feel like you are driving down a private driveway. Once in the parking lot there are informational posters but after that it's up to you to find things. The information center/gift shop is a great place to... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

When you pull into the parking lot, the first thing that may catch your eye is a very active Purple Martin colony. It looked like all the "homes" were full (with young) and active with adults coming and going. There are several habitat-viewing areas: a ramp, from the parking lot, that leads you to a view of the Purple Martins... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

It's a beautiful location, nice tower to easily climb up and see beautiful views of the marsh. Inside is well maintained and interesting. Indoor bathrooms, lots of walking paths and photo opportunities. Super for kids and summer programs a total win for a nature loving kid. Pass a few hours and go see.

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