Armchair photo tours: A beautiful beach sunset and moonrise in Norwalk, Connecticut

A full moon rises in the sunset’s afterglow at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut

Photos by Cheryl Landes

During one of my drives through Connecticut, I made a spontaneous stop at a park in Norwalk about an hour before sunset. The temperature was perfect on this beautiful fall evening—in the low 70s—and it wasn’t muggy.

Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut

The 34-acre park is actually two parks side by side: Calf Pasture Beach and Shady Beach Park. They have beautiful views of Long Island Sound and Norwalk Harbor.

A lifeguard station overlooking Calf Pasture Beach and Long Island Sound in Norwalk, Connecticut

Both parks are popular for swimming, kayaking, fishing, clamming, sailing, windsurfing, rollerblading, softball, volleyball, basketball, picnicking, and strolls on the beach.

A mural of Long Island Sound at Calf Pasture Beach Park in Norwalk, Connecticut

By the time I arrived, the few people who were here relaxed at picnic tables or benches. Some enjoyed the view from the Captain William Clark Fishing Pier.

The Captain William Clark Fishing Pier at sunset at Calf Pasture Beach Park in Norwalk, Connecticut

Others walked the trails or in the sand.

A trail at Shady Beach Park in Norwalk, Connecticut
The Eye of Odin sculpture by Erik Trautmann at Calf Pasture Beach Park in Norwalk, Connecticut

The conditions were perfect that night for a double treat from Mother Nature: a colorful textured sunset, followed by the full moon rising with the sunset’s afterglow in the background.

The sunset at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut
The full moon at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut

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