After taking an exit off the Connecticut Turnpike (Route 95), you'll find yourself in this beautiful little natural park that's still relatively unknown to tourists but popular among locals.
It has an extensive beach that's lined by a railroad. The only things that breaks the silence are the rolling waves and the cries of the seagulls. It's a wonderful place to relax and watch the sunset over the shimmering water.
Grace is a clothing and gift shop located in the heart of downtown Niantic Village. Grace sells beautiful ocean-themed accessories for the home, milk and chalk paint, and gifts for even the most difficult on your list. They also sell clothing and accessories necessary for a beach visit at any time of year. For those who need outfit inspiration you can check out the amazing in-store mannequins, or you can learn from their now and later style posts on-line. Throughout the year Grace hosts events such as barbecues, outdoor movie nights, and tent sales, so be sure to check out their Facebook page or website to stay up to date.
Downtown Niantic is really seeing a great period of rejuvenation due to increased tourism. This beach destination is great for a relaxing getaway or staycation, but can also be the gateway for a visit to other locations in Southeastern Connecticut including the Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, and Stonington Borough. New restaurants have been popping up all over the downtown and favorite shops have started hosting frequent events. If you happen to visit Niantic be sure to walk through the downtown and enjoy meals at La Belle Aurore, Lillian's Cafe, and Hartford Giant Grinder as well as stop off for beach purchases at Grace.