Coastal Connecticut, often colloquially referred to by state residents as the Connecticut Shore or the Connecticut Shoreline, comprises all of Connecticut's southern border along Long Island Sound, from Greenwich in the west to Stonington in the east, as well as the tidal portions of the Housatonic River, Quinnipiac River, Connecticut River, and Thames River. It includes the southern sections of the state's Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties. The region, as defined in the Connecticut General Statutes, consists of 36 towns, including several of the largest cities of the state.
Towns in the coastal area
This is a list of the towns and cities of Coastal Connecticut listed in geographical order from west to east.
- General Statutes of Connecticut (2007), Title 22a, Chapter 444, Section 22a-94.