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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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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Dog & nature walks off season.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

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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Bristol, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I only visit this park for day trips to the beach. The parking fee is very reasonable. The facilities have always been clean. The beach has two entrances and two sets of facilities on both ends. The beach is very long and great for walks. Some visitors will bring string and chicken or lunchmeat and hunt for crabs in the... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Be aware that daily parking fees can range from $9-$22. Camping is usually sold out early and fees for resident and non-resident can be costly. Call ahead to plan: 1-877-668-2267. Saltwater swimming and fishing. Large restrooms, first aid and park ranger offices provided. While picnics are delightful, know that a sizable concession is offered. Lifeguards on duty in season. A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Though a little chilly, another great off-season day trip. Bridges and overlooks for viewing local wildlife, lots of places to walk and picnic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is great park on the water with beach access. It is fairly large with plenty of area for hiking or just hanging out on the beach. The parking lot is only a short walk to the beach. We were there during the off-season so the concession stand was closed. The pavillion was intriguing but closed for the off-season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The park has approx 4 miles of easy trails. Some trails provide great marsh views and you can often see several types of ducks, egrets, herons, osprey, etc. Nice beach with concession stand. Camping allowed in the park.

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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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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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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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