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Rocky Neck State Park

Address: 244 W. Main St., East Lyme, CT 06357
Phone Number: 860-739-5471
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in East Lyme
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Getting married
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Getting married
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Been here over the years and it's still the same in terms of being quiet with plenty of space to relax and enjoy the calm waters. There is a picnic area to relax there and have food...also places to bbq...

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I've been to Rocky neck numerous times, there is no charge in the winter, and a nice place to take a stroll, after parking, there is a short walk through a tunnel under the railroad to the beach and pavilion , which is and impressive stone structure. there is a large grass meadow, and trails to explore, and numerous picnic... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I stay away during summer months except to ride my bicycle. The is a great place to come clear your mind in the off season...just don't try to battle the crowds on a summer weekend. I live nearby so visit all the time. Great place to walk the dogs. Beautiful views and trails. Another bonus to off season...no charge at... More 

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Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were here during the off season.. businesses were all closed as expected for this time of year. The beach is a very nice size beach area.. very nice sand.. very clean even during the off season.. plenty of parking and easy access to beach and ocean

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New York City, New York
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267 reviews 267 reviews
153 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
58 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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NYC
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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