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Rocky Neck State Park

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Address: 244 W. Main St., East Lyme, CT 06357
Phone Number: 860-739-5471
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Great for families

The park has a parking fee, non- Connecticut residents are higher then residents. The changing and toilet facilities are somewhat far from the beach and not great, pretty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Highland, New York
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Highland, New York
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The park has a parking fee, non- Connecticut residents are higher then residents. The changing and toilet facilities are somewhat far from the beach and not great, pretty standard. You enter the beach through a tunnel since it is located on the other side of the train tracks. The Amtrack trains pass by which can be thrilling for the kids.... More 

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Connecticut
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went camping with some friends and was approached around 5:00PM by some staff and police claiming our site was being too loud and "scaring" our fellow campers. Despite no warnings to our site, the ranger was very rude and told our group that "we don't want you here, we don't need your business." Even if this is true, it left... More 

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Manchester,CT.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Rocky Neck is an average beach for Connecticut. At this time in July 2015, ONLY the farthest beach, has port-a-potties. The bath house is closed due to plumbing issues. The other beach, when you take your first left, is all in tact. So, if that ,matters, then go to the closer beach after you pay. There is a boardwalk walkway... More 

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We visited the beach only for a few hours. It is a really nice beach with fine white sand, then a strip of coarser sand (in the water at high tide) and then back to fine white sand a bit farther out. They have bathrooms and outside showers to rinse off. We saw no places to buy food or drink... More 

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Thorntown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great white sand beach, at low tide you can walk WAY out in the water and only be knee deep. Campground is wooded and well maintained.

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Bertram, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

our first visit to the east coast waters, and it was fun... cold but fun. I was too chicken to swim, but the kids had a blast. Bathrooms were clean and the whole park beautiful.

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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a great place to bring the kids. The water is shallow. You don't have to worry as much and gives your children so much more opportunity to explore. Good family beach

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

I recently made reservations and went camping at Rocky Neck State Park. The weather was beautiful that weekend. Upon check in I realized that it was not a very great camping area. We were put in a field surrounded by multiple other campers so it was a loud and very un relaxing experience. That night we were woken up at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Great place to bring your pet for a nice walk in the off season. Spacious, beautiful scenery and nice beach. Gorgeous views of the ocean. My husband and I go there often. Take note there is a parking fee in the summertime.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Children can search for crabs, skim board, and float down a little river at Rocky Neck Beach... It's heaven for the littlest ones. The sand is soft and white, and it's not too crowded except on major holidays. Don't expect a big surf even at high tide at this beach. (If you want great waves, go to Watch Hill.) At... More 

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Additional Information about Rocky Neck State Park

Address: 244 W. Main St., East Lyme, CT 06357
Phone Number: 860-739-5471
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Lyme
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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