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Address: Main Street (Route 156), Baptist Lane, McCook's Point Park, East Lyme, CT
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Beach and trains

We visited this beach on a sunny but colder day in September. We had a great time looking for shells and walking around. There was construction set up near the train track part of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
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Connecticut
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173 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We visited this beach on a sunny but colder day in September. We had a great time looking for shells and walking around. There was construction set up near the train track part of the beach, but fortunately no construction going on that particular day. We saw 2 trains pass which our preschooler loved! You can even see the bridge... More 

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1 Thank BiniTravels
Oslo
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216 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Hidden Gem of sorts... beach area connected to McCook Point and the boardwalk is ideal for families. Beach is narrow but very well maintained. Bathrooms available. Need to purchase day entry passes which is less user friendly.

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Thank brynulf
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Love to walk the boardwalk in the fall. A great beach for little ones. Don't have to walk far to the water.

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1 Thank Sandy W
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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762 reviews
282 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by this beach and while it is small, it was just what we were looking for. The sand is soft and white and the jetty was fun to walk on. They are doing construction in the area, so the weekend is the best time to use this beach.

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Thank RiceWP
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135 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Hole in the Wall Beach - Niantic, CT - 7/1/2015 This is a great beach. Small, local and intimate. It caters largely to a local crowd but there are also many out of towners that come here as Niantic's population just about doubles during Summer Season. I love it when I hear the bell of the Ice Cream Truck. I've... More 

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Thank BuyfromPaul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful views of the water. Generous sized park for the children nearby. Wonderful place to walk around, especially in the off season. Can get crowded rather quickly in the summer but the beach is worth it.

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Thank Casey L
Denton, Texas
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211 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

nice beach, only problem right now is you can't access it due to the construction. the boardwalk is being rebuilt still, due to Sandy. So for beach access go to the bay or McCooks.

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2 Thank Pierce G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

A calm quiet beach, even in season! Perfect for relaxing after work day chaos. A nice boardwalk, and benches, and a small park area. Clean, clear water... a play area, and rocks... and two beaches!

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2 Thank DONALD D
New London, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The view from this is one of the best we have to offer. The sand is soft, the view is spectacular and the sea breeze is just amazing. watching the boats come and go under the bridge is relaxing as well as peaceful. walking the boardwalk is optional, but it is a wonderful walk with those who are exercising and... More 

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1 Thank julcul
Connecticut
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We love this beach been going for over 4 yrs. now. Was an Ocean Beach fan for 15 yrs then found this beach it is small BUT you also have the park and downtown area to visit and explore. Employees are always pleasant and the bathrooms are cleaned constantly, have never seen this area dirty. We are glad to see... More 

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