Short Beach-Branford Connecticut Waterfront Community
The Short Beach Branford CT waterfront community is roughly one mile long and is located in the western end of town and is bordered by the town of East Haven.
This cozy beach community is home to many small islands, the largest being Kelsey's Island which has a few small cabins used as summer homes.
Short Beach has three parks, the largest being Pardee Park and one of the town's most beautiful open space area at the Short Beach Preserve and is home to half of the famous ShorelineTrolley Museum.
Founded in 1644 with Branford, this beach neighborhood also includes the Short Beach Union Church and the Yale Corinthian Yacht Club.
The residents take great pride in this community especially over the Labor Day Weekend as the neighborhood features a three-day festival at the end of the summer called Short Beach Days with a parade, costume contest, food, races, sand castle building and competitive games.
Most notably, Short Beach is known for the population of the Monk Parakeets that live there. It has been said that the parakeets escaped from a zoo, took up residence in the neighborhood trees and can be seen and heard all year long.
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