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Rocky Neck State Park

244 W. Main St., East Lyme, CT 06357
860-739-5471
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in East Lyme
Type: State Parks
Activities: Getting married
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We drove 1hr 20min from MA expecting a nice day at the beach, instead we found this beach to be small and RIDICULOUSLY OVER CROWDED! Don't bother arriving early in hopes of securing a spot on the beach. Late comers have NO CONSIDERATION for PERSONAL SPACE. They practically sit right on top of you! Not mention the ACTIVE TRAIN TRACKS... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We want to go to the beach and we decided to go to rocky neck... firts time.. beatifull beach clean my kids and me we have a fun day.. we loved! The parking only 13 dollars.. awesome price.. and you can do wharever you want really nice pla e to visit!

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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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153 reviews 153 reviews
92 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

With so much to do here, you should never get bored. Camping, Hiking, Beach, Swimming, Birding, Fishing, Orienteering, biking. This is a unique area in CT. A great mix of coastal area, wooded forest, campground, and open space. Bird activity covers many species from egrets, herons, and shore birds, to songbirds: robins, finch, wrens, to Birds of prey: Hawks, Owls,... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I came here on the way to my final destination in CT for a wedding. So glad I pulled in to this park. Lots of scenery. Plenty of birds, etc. to view. Lots of water and even a beach or two. Definitely a great place to walk around and disconnect.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It was great weather, will visit again. So beautiful! I think summer time is the best for visit, also beach so fantastic!. i've seen nice houses, water was little bit cold for me to swim, but some people done it :-)

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Waterford, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

If you enjoy a nice outdoor environment, this is a great park. You can choose to stroll around on the level ground, lounge on the beach, or hike around on the rocks. It is beautiful here and people gather to share picnics and bbq often.

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York, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Really nice Park with descent beaches and picnic areas, located just few piles from down town, very nice

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Dubai, UAE
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My wife and I have been visiting all the state parks in the area since moving to New Haven. Now, we've only been there in the off season so I don't know how they are in the summer, but so far Rocky Neck park has been the best. It has the nicest beach, good rocks for hiking around on, plus... More

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Norwich, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I have been going there for years and in the past 5 it has gotten so over crowded... I used to sacrifice complete relaxation with the train that runs through incessantly, but lately it hasn't been worth it. Rocky Neck is great because it feels like you can walk a mile out and only be up to your knees... Go... More

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Lido Beach, NY
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137 reviews 137 reviews
48 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We three sisters spent a few very relaxing late afternoon hours at West Beach. We came into the Park just to sit by the water's edge and read with the late sun. This beach is one of the amenities of the Rocky Neck campground. The New York-Boston Acela express train, as well as local Amtrak trains run RIGHT next to... More

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