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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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Dubai, UAE
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My wife and I have been visiting all the state parks in the area since moving to New Haven. Now, we've only been there in the off season so I don't know how they are in the summer, but so far Rocky Neck park has been the best. It has the nicest beach, good rocks for hiking around on, plus... More

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Norwich, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I have been going there for years and in the past 5 it has gotten so over crowded... I used to sacrifice complete relaxation with the train that runs through incessantly, but lately it hasn't been worth it. Rocky Neck is great because it feels like you can walk a mile out and only be up to your knees... Go... More

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Lido Beach, NY
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127 reviews 127 reviews
43 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We three sisters spent a few very relaxing late afternoon hours at West Beach. We came into the Park just to sit by the water's edge and read with the late sun. This beach is one of the amenities of the Rocky Neck campground. The New York-Boston Acela express train, as well as local Amtrak trains run RIGHT next to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

I've been going to this beach for years and up until this year it has been my favorite. On my last visit we were swarmed by blood sucking bugs, and to my surprise, flies that bite! Other than that, I like the beach but I will not be going again.

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

There is lots to do at Rocky Neck!! First, there is a beautiful beach with warm, usually calm, very shallow waters. Then there are miles of hiking trails through the woods behind the beach. There are also many picnic areas with BBQs. Rocky Neck also has a huge salt marsh which is great for bird watching.

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Vernon, Connecticut, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Camp annually at Rocky Neck State Park. Campground well maintained and campsites are quite large, most have some shade. Lovely beach. Great place for children - especially at low tide.

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Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

First time camping at Rocky Neck after camping at Hammonasset for 20 years. Maybe we're spoiled but Rocky Neck doesn't hold a candle to Hammonasset. The sites are tiny. It has an amphitheater like Hammonasset but it's run down and boarded up. The kids were looking forward to watching a movie outdoors. It was more wooded than Hammonasset which is... More

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Niantic, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Bicycling, hiking, walking, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing are the activities we enjoy in Rocky Neck State Park. Many people use the excellent beach with its clean sand and ample parking.

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Newington, Connecticut
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98 reviews 98 reviews
66 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We go to this beach. The water is nice. Beware of jellyfish though. The sand is nice. The beach is not that long. X rating 4.4

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West Springield, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Rocky neck is a CT State Park with camping... But we go for the beach! We lOVE the atmosphere for our needs. We are a family of 6 kids range from teens to toddlers so we need a beach to meet these needs. This beach is clean, the waves are minimal so the toddlers are comfortable & our teens can... More

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