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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 beach

Wonderful beach to visit, with a nature center and campgrounds. Has a lovely pavillion. You can also go on a nature trail or ride bikes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Liz L
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Madison, Connecticut
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Madison, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Wonderful beach to visit, with a nature center and campgrounds. Has a lovely pavillion. You can also go on a nature trail or ride bikes.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went on a chilly April afternoon. Looks like it's a great beach with awesome potential. Will definitely come here in the summer. Walked around with my dog a bunch. Did not stay for too long. Could have used more trash cans

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Danbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

While it's not easy to find public beach access on the shorelines of Connecticut, Hammonassett Beach is a great, pay to enter, state park/beach. There's lots of parking, good facilities. Great place to bike, run or walk as well as enjoy the sand and sun on the Sound. It's especially fun when there are events, like the Turkey Trot at... More 

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Kimberton, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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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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