NEWS&VIEWS by Jacqueline Bennett

Posts from the “New England coastline” Category

Summer’s Last Hurrah at Hammonasset Beach on Long Island Sound

Posted on September 1, 2015

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   With Labor Day Weekend at hand, in a few days Connecticut’s local television stations will inevitably assign reporters to head to Hammonasset Beach State Park and cover one of the most popular places in New England to enjoy summer’s last hurrah. Located in the quaint town of Madison, Hammonasset – an American Indian phrase said to mean “where we dig holes in the sand” – offers more than two miles of beach on Long Island Sound. Unlike some beaches where the walk to reach the water’s edge is a long trek, a nice feature at Hammonasset is the breadth of the sand typically puts visitors closer to the surf. There is a boardwalk, walking/biking/ hiking trails…

Beautiful Weekapaug Jetty in Westerly, Rhode Island

Posted on July 20, 2015

    Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Not far from the crowded sands of Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly, Rhode Island is the beauty and tranquility of the Weekapaug jetty. Though only a short distance traveling down Atlantic Avenue from buff bodies strutting their stuff, shops, restaurants and even a carousel, it feels a world apart. Serenity reigns here.   The alluring jetty of rocks seems like a sea siren beckoning one to the water. It is a popular fishing and viewing spot. Careful footing is required every step of the way! Visitors can often be seen having trekked to the outer end of the jetty. Motor boats make their way from nearby docks out into the mighty Atlantic Ocean along…