Calf Pasture and Shady Beach


The coachmen are canceling their car show tonight due to rain and moving it to their rain date Friday 6/24/2022.

Please call 203-854-7921 for updated beach information

Calf Pasture Beach, Veteran's Park, Taylor Farm, and Cranbury Park parking fees are in effect from May 15 to October 15 every year.

The 2022-2023 Resident Disposal pass and Beach & Parks verification are available.   

There’s so much to do here every day!
Baseball/softball, volleyball, skate park, playground, refreshing splash pad, sun and sand sports, the sailing school, bocce, basketball, and 3/4 of a mile of scenic coastline with tremendous views. There are also special events scheduled all season long ranging from classic car shows to fabulous free concerts! (Some activities may be suspended due to COVID-19) Enjoy a casual meal of beachy food, or try the delicious fresh seafood at Ripka’s. Always fresh and served with a smile!

Picnic tables will be available at Shady beach and are on a "first-come, first-serve basis".

If you are using a table or tables on a weekend or holiday there is a charge per table:

Residents:  $5.00 per (photo ID required)

Non-residents:  $25.00 per 

The lifeguard supervisor will come around to collect the fees - please bring the exact change.

Our beach hours are 7:30 am-9 pm. 

Day Parking Passes

Norwalk Residents need to verify their license plate number is in our Grand list before parking at Calf Pasture Beach or Shady Beach. Click the following link to verify Download a resident parking pass. For Norwalk residents who have a vehicle registered in another town- you can still buy your Beach and/or Disposal Pass at City Hall- Click HERE for more information. For water updates please call our hotline at 203-854-7921.  

All Non-Resident Parking for Calf Pasture Beach is first come first serve, we only have 100 parking spots available daily for non-residents at Calf pasture beach. Day Parking passes can be purchased on the ParkMobile app or at one of the two pay station kiosks located on the main sidewalk next to the parking lot. Day Parking Passes can be purchased on the ParkMobile app or by calling 877-727-5730. (Beach Zone# 2035)
The non-resident parking fee is $40/car on weekdays before 5:00pm, $20/ car after 5:00pm. and $65/car on Saturday and Sunday. You can also call our Beach Hotline at (203)854-7938 for more information. 

Click HERE for Beach fees 

The "Landlocked towns 2021 season passes" are available for purchase at City Hall- room 225, Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

Download a resident parking pass 

Resident Beach & Boat Pass Information


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Wedding at beach

Wedding Ceremony at the beach...

If you’re wishing for a blue water backdrop for your special day and you can’t do the Caribbean, how about a celebration at Calf Pasture Beach, or neighboring Shady Beach? Both offer easily affordable options that don’t require shoes. We can’t guarantee rainbows but they do happen! Click HERE for fee information.

If you have any questions about having your special event here or at our tented Pavillions please email us at or call 203-854-7289

Kayak Rack Rental 

The City of Norwalk Recreation and Parks Department is excited to now offer Kayak storage Rental at Calf Pasture Beach for $150.00 per season (One Kayak space per person).

 If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please email your name, address and phone number to    

Rental application form

Rental Rules

Calf Pasture Shellfishing 2021
Calf Pasture Kayak

Contact Fisherman's World for the below fishing and clamming licenses:

CT Resident Saltwater License $10.00

CT Resident Freshwater license $28.00

Combo $32.00

Trout Stamp $5.00

 Norwalk Resident Clamming $17.00