Beach Water Protection

Madison has the best beaches in the state and contains both town owned and private shorefront beaches, serving primarily local residents, and Hammonasset State Park, serving tens of thousands of visitors from around the state. Water quality is generally very good with few of the closings that plague other beaches in the state. Maintaining the quality of our beaches serves more than the interests of beach users and those living near the shore but extends to the entire town, enhancing property values and the quality of life in Madison. Protecting beach and water quality is the job of all of us in Madison.