Branford is a coastal town located on Long Island Sound in Connecticut, roughly eight miles east of New Haven. This shoreline town offers a variety of activities for land and sea. With over 20 miles of sandy beaches, a number of local breweries, restaurants and unique shops that will suit just about everyone's taste.
One of the best things to do is jump on the Thimble Islands cruise, which takes you around a group of small islands in the harbor of Stony Creek, which is just off the coast of Branford in the Long Island Sound. This archipelago of islands are actually the tops of old mountains that were submerged during the last ice age. These islands are all that remains of these ancient mountains and they make a great day trip!
While on the islands you might want to pay a visit to the Thimble Islands brewery. The brewery offers tours and you can sample some of its finest microbrews. You’ll also find a couple of nice food trucks to fill you up after a busy day exploring.
Another brewery you may want to visit is the Stony Creek Brewery located in Branford itself. Tours and tastings are available and it makes for a great afternoon activity.
New Haven is just a short, six-mile drive from Branford. When in New Haven you can visit Yale University, which offers tours of the campus. New Haven also is home to the Peabody Museum of Natural History and the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, if you’re looking for a history fix.
There's everything from vacation homes to apartments, condos, hotels, motels and more in Branford.
Branford summers are warm and humid and the winters are freezing and wet. The best time to visit is from June to September when you can enjoy a tour of the islands, or kick back on a nearby beach.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Branford. The warmest months in Branford are May and July, when temperatures reach 94 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 12 ˚F. The wettest month in Branford is June with 8.42 inches of rain, while the driest month is February with 1.18 inches of rain.
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If you need an internet connection during your stay in Branford, then you can choose from over 65 places to stay that have WiFi internet. We have 11 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Choose from 5 accommodations that provide gym facilities, so you don't miss a single workout. If you're planning on getting to Branford by car, be sure to choose from 65 accommodations that provide parking. We track 9 vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in one of 23 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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