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Hammonasset Beach State Park

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Address: 1288 Boston Post Rd, South of I-95 Exit 62, Madison, CT 06443
Phone Number: 203-245-2785
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: Sandy beach ideal for walking.

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Great walking trails and miles of beach!

I like to bring my dog here in the off season and walk along Meigs Point. In season there are always bird watchers, school groups, and families. Very nice spot to soak up some sun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I like to bring my dog here in the off season and walk along Meigs Point. In season there are always bird watchers, school groups, and families. Very nice spot to soak up some sun and go for a stroll.

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Seymour, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

There is so much to love about both the Hammonasset Beach and Campground that it is hard to know where to start. This review will focus on: the campground; its amenities; and some great tips gathered in our 15 years of camping there. In the 15 years (and more than 3 dozen visits) that we have enjoyed this beautiful piece... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Doesn't feel like much "camping". The sites are wide open which is ok but again doesn't feel like camping. No fire pit is crazy, you have to rent one. The camp store is astronomically expensive so don't forget a thing! Beach is nice and it's great they rake the beach and clean it up after all the slobs. Construction going... More 

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Guilford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great place to take walks, sit on the beach and just chill out! If you walk along the beach you'll come to another, smaller beach area, where I can always find a nice quiet spot. It's a huge place with plenty of room to park your RV too.

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Guilford, Connecticut
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The beach is wide and beautiful. There are walking trails and a boardwalk. The vegetation changes colors dramatically with the seasons. There is food services in the summer. Civil war re enactments in the fall or spring. Many camp here in the summer. Even in the winter it is beautiful.

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Madison, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

I live close yo this gem there is something here for everyone. Camping ,day at the beach ,kite flying, nature center, walking and bike trails , food and facilities State property reasonably priced.

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CT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We enjoy hiking here and viewing wildlife while there. Often seals and even white owls can be seen. Very picturesque looking out to Long Island. Good facilities for food / bathroom etc.

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Sheringham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Wow!!!! What an amazing place. The Willard trail was superb as was the trail to the deck. Would love to visit again. There is so much space for everyone. Birders or beach people.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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318 reviews 318 reviews
125 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This has long been a favorite meeting place for us. It is roughly half way between the Cape and central Jersey. We have the good fortune of timing our visits on the shoulder seasons. This day was a perfect example as to why. The park is expansive with several areas. We usually settle into the west side however, due to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Lovely beach to stroll along. Plenty of places to view local birds. For Australians it was great seeing an Osprey, cardinal, mocking bird, chick a dee, and several other ordinary birds for the locals but a treat for visitors. The bird watching areas in the park are well defined and vast. This is a very nice park. We were there... More 

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