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Rocky Neck State Park

244 W. Main St., East Lyme, CT 06357
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Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in East Lyme
Type: State Parks
Activities: Getting married
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New York City, New York
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241 reviews 241 reviews
131 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went in late September so the "beach crowd" was not there and it was so peaceful and beautiful. We took many pictures of different water birds and scenery. It is a great place to just chill or walk or bike ride. There was no fee for parking when we went. Not sure what it is like in the middle... More

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Norwalk, CT
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53 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We visited Rocky Neck beach over the summer. Great beach, decent waves, and wonderful sand for building sandcastles. Beware of the trains that run behind the beach!

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Longueuil, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I used to come here when I was younger with my parents. Back then there were rules and at 10PM it was lights out. Now it is much different. On weekends people are noisy and even after 10 PM they keep on going. Last year we were next to a noisy group that were even climbing in trees to cut... More

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Mamaroneck, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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61 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
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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