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Hammonasset Beach State Park

Address: 1288 Boston Post Rd, South of I-95 Exit 62, Madison, CT 06443
Phone Number: 203-245-2785
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Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Sandy beach ideal for walking.
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Type: State Parks, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Sandy beach ideal for walking.

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Kimberton, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My wife and I visited the state park in September of 2014. We enjoyed the open spaces and the natural look of the park. The park is very big and offers uncrowded beaches - at least in September - for us to explore and stretch out. We saw many families having a good time. There are great facilities for changing... More 

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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good place to camp with friends, close to my home for a short ride to a good beach. Great area for kids with calm water, pavilion is typical of state beaches could be cleaner.

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Madison, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful time of year for a walk. Plenty of parking for yourself or your event. Usually sufficient parking in the summer as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hammonasset is lovely to visit off season. It is a popular place for walkers, nature lovers, beach goers, cyclists and overnight campers. The place is mobbed in the summer especially on weekends. Off season access is free and the crowds are much smaller. I enjoy walking, birding, taking grandchildren on an expedition along the trails, for a picnic, to see... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I go here on a regular basis. The boardwalk is wonderful to walk and the views are wonderful.

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pobox609
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hammonasset State Park & Beach is a treasure. It has thousands of feet of gorgeous beach, a boardwalk, camping facilities, borders on open space for some great bird watching and is highly accessible from both Rt 1 and I-95 (exit 62). There are walking paths, bike riders, all-day picknickers, a nature center, butterfly garden and lots of sun and swimming.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful in every season. A mile long stretch of beach. Includes nature hike trails and a nature center. Good for all ages.

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east lyme, ct
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

can get very crowded in summer. but the new trails aroun dthe park are terrific for a bike ride or jog

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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stopped here briefly on a rainy, snow-spitting afternoon. Even through the dreary weather this was one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. Great place for road-weary travelers to stretch their legs on a short walk even in the off season.

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New Jersey
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14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a breathtaking stretch of CT. shoreline. Great facilities and guarded beaches in summer...we were pleasantly surprised by its beauty when we drove in on a Nov. Saturday afternoon. Lots of people walking the beach and trails. Beautiful.

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