Cosey Beach in East Haven has become so popular that people from other towns are parking on streets nearby, much to the dismay of neighborhood residents.
"They have a right to use the beach," said Jack Watrous, "but we don't have to supply them with parking."
Watrous said from his porch on Hobson Street, four blocks from the beach park, that he can't leave his house on the weekends because he would have nowhere to park when he came home.
Signs in two parking lots say space is for East Haven residents only, beach permits required. Some property owners have erected no parking signs of their own to go along with a couple of no-parking signs on Cosey Beach Avenue.