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Rocky Neck State Park

244 W. Main St., East Lyme, CT 06357
860-739-5471
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in East Lyme
Type: State Parks
Activities: Getting married
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Mamaroneck, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We arrived on the Friday of Labor Day weekend in late afternoon. As we se camp, we recognized dozens of people collecting at a large canopied tent area where several picnic tables were assembled together to host a large group of diners. As the night darkness came, we heard conversation from a party of over 20 people beside our campsite... More

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Accustomed to "Cape and Islands" vacations during my youth, when my wife suggested Rocky Neck State Park Beach in Connecticut - I was definitely a skeptic and completely clueless about the Connecticut shoreline. As it turned out, this beach became our beach - 5-6 day trips each summer for the past 15 years. Yes, we still go to the Cape... More

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NYC
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you want a state park near Mystic, this is a bargain. But, you get what you pay for. Not a bad park, but Hammonassette, just 10 exits west, beats it 20 times over. There are more expensive private campgrounds closer to Mystic, but that only saves you 30 minutes, and will cost you +$35/night. If it's worth it to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was the worst campground I have ever been to. The facilities were filthy, the garbage containers were over flowing and the stench was overwhelming. I would be ashamed to be from Connecticut.

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Bethel, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Nice white sand, jetty to explore, bath house, concession stand, old rock pavillion built in the 1930s. Water was clean and warm, great for swimming. Not crowded at all. Lots of room to make "base camp". Has a campground.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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104 reviews 104 reviews
61 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stopped here to relax and move while traveling the New England states. There is a small admission, but it was worth it to move. The stop offered beachs, bathrooms, and small trails. Very pretty rocky shore with sand. Recommend this state park.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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191 reviews 191 reviews
114 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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