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Where on CT coast for family summer vacation? Mystic? Other?

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Where on CT coast for family summer vacation? Mystic? Other?

Hi, what would be an town for a family to stay on the Connecticut coast areas for a few weeks summer vacation, renting a house? Its two parents and 2 year old child. Ideally some small cute town, relatively calm where we can rent a house on or near the beach but hopefully walking distance to a few good quality restaurants. The main point will really to go to a decent quiet beach a lot and just chill out.

We have heard that Mystic could be a decent choice but dont know much about it. Willing to consider other towns as well.

Alternatively willing to consider a location on a lake where swimming is easily accessible as well, but the ideal would be coastal beach area....

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1. Re: Where on CT coast for family summer vacation? Mystic? Other?

There are quite a few cottage rentals available on Mason's Island in Mystic. This is a lovely little community of year round and summer homes. Some homes come with beach access. Also in the Mystic area and great to rent on is Lord's Point and Latimer Point. Both have cottages and beaches. All three points are within a drive to the village. Real Estate agencies have the listings: Prudential Connecticut in Mystic is good.

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2. Re: Where on CT coast for family summer vacation? Mystic? Other?

Search Old Lyme connecticut rentals. There are several beach communities there that have nice beaches and low key activities. Short drive to restaurants in town and nearby towns.

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3. Re: Where on CT coast for family summer vacation? Mystic? Other?

Most CT towns don't have many/any short-term rentals. Westbrook and Madison are lovely and may have some. Newport, RI is not far, and it's a great summer town. There are short term rentals there.

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4. Re: Where on CT coast for family summer vacation? Mystic? Other?

If you're mainly in for the beach, you should know that most of CT does not have good beaches as we're on Long Island Sound. You might want to consider Westerly RI, right over the border...

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