The city of Milford, CT is the sixth oldest town in Connecticut. This coastal city borders 17 miles of the Long Island Sound with 5 public beaches and one state park that includes a beach. The five public beaches are Walnut Beach, Gulf Beach, Woodmont Beach, Bayview Beach and Myrtle Beach. Silver Sands State Park is 297 acres of beach, dunes, restored salt marsh, open areas and woods. Also part of Silver Sands is Charles Island, which is about a 14 acre island located approximately 1/2 mile off of the coast of Milford. People can walk to this island during low tide by a sandbar. Most of Charles Island is a nature preserve owned by the state.
Milford, Connecticut boasts a "small town feel" with it's beautiful downtown green that is perfect for strolling around browsing through the many shops. There are also numerous restaurants to stop and grab a bite to eat. The annual Oyster Festival is held on the downtown green on the third Saturday every August. The Oyster Festival has something for all ages including arts & crafts, food, amusement rides and performances from headliner bands.
The Milford Public School system is top notch and consists of eight public elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools. In addition, there are several private schools including Laurelton Hall, which is an all girls high school. The state technical high school called Platt Tech is also located in Milford.