Best for wheels
Westport’s Horseneck Beach State Reservation is a barrier beach with large dunes. Winding through, a 2 1/2-mile paved path provides easy access for wheelchairs and strollers. Piping plovers—a threatened species of small, sand-colored bird—set up shop in the dunes beside the path until September. Cover even more ground in the parking lot, which has enough room for 2,800 cars.