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Staycation Postcards: Seaside Park in Connecticut


I visited Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut. We had one warm day before all the cold fall days came. I’m so glad I went. The weather was beautiful and I wasn’t the only one who thought so.


Start to drive through Seaside Park and you’ll see the bandshell (below). The design resembles a fish in its shape and scale-like texture. It’s a very unique element.


The park is on your right and the beach area continues on your left. The beach is flanked by large rocks in this section.


Continue down further and you’ll see the larger, actual beach section. There’re poles for volleyball nets. Years ago I played volleyball there once.

At the very end of Seaside Park was a place we used to go to. It was called the Midway and they would have carnivals every summer. Teenage Kelcy would love to go there with her friends and play the carnival rides and just walk down there. And it was so convenient because it was right off the beach. Later they stopped having the Midway carnival. A few selfish people had ruined it for everyone.

I feel so fortunate to be able to live in a state with so many water views.  The state of Connecticut is bordered at the bottom by the Long Island Sound. It’s a body of water between Connecticut and Long Island, New York. It gives us the nice water views but Long Island protects us from the nasty storms of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a win win. 


It’s fall now but that doesn’t mean the outdoor activities stop. There are still so many staycation activities to do in Connecticut. Keep following the blog for more.

Checkout my other Staycation posts here:

St. Mary’s by the Sea- Black Rock

Fairfield Museum and History Center

Fairfield County, Connecticut Fall Staycation Itinerary

Hiking at Indian Well State Park

Captain’s Cove Seaport


  1. It is a beautiful park. I fell in love with it when I moved to Bridgeport. Because we use to travel an hour or more to go to Jones beach in New York as a child, I love that Seaside Park is only minutes away.

    Thanks Kelcy for the photos.

  2. Nice staycation area. We live surrounded by parks and natural forest areas too.
    Easy to visit & have a secluded family picnic even during the pandemic.
    It’s wonderful to get familiar with your natural surroundings…
    Monticello, Georgia

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