The Remnants of Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach, CT was once a thriving beach community but is now more of a ghost town. My mom and her family spent their summers here so when she wanted to go back to see the old stomping ground, I jumped on board, along with Mom’s sister Bonnie and her daughter Lynn.

In 1996 the only bridge leading to the area was partially burned down leaving very limited access to the cottages. This made it too difficult to travel and live in the area ,and by 2007 Pleasure Beach was completely vacated. Sadly the cottages have succumb to arson and vandals, leaving them in despair. They are being prepared to be torn down, and the area will be turned into a wildlife preserve.

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Mom Joan to the left and her sister Bonnie to the right.

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There was something really beautiful and sad about this tree, standing even after being burned.

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This is the cottage my mom rented with her family when she was just a young girl.

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We snuck a peak in the cottage. It looked as if the most recent occupants literally just walked out the door one day. The bathroom still had their toiletries and the closet still had clothes. It was an eerie place, to say the least.

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It was so nice to view and learn about memories of the past, but very sad to see the beloved beach area they once spent so much time in, destroyed and almost unrecognizable.

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February 21, 2011 - 3:26 pm

Shelby O'Connell - Wow, that is really eerie and sad. Great photos though.

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