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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 Attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Sandy beach ideal for walking.
Attraction details
Type: Beaches, State Parks, 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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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Madison, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall Hammonasset is my favorite place to walk, ride, read, "beach-it" and reflect. The wildlife, rocks, grasses and coastline makes for a rich canvas. Sunrises and sunsets are so vivid. Whether with family, friends, your dog or alone, Hammonassett's natural beauty is more than just a day at the beach!

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madison
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great for views of the sound and salt marshes. Great for birds and animal watching. Great for walking and hiking and camping. Just a beautiful park. And check out the nature center too. And if you are hungry, down the block, cross the street from the park entrance is Lenny and Joe's Seafood (the best!) While the park is open... More 

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ivoryton, ct
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Love the ability to ride bikes with young kids, enjoy a nice long walk on the beach and to visit the wildlife sanctuary. Camping is fun too!

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Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

New trails were enjoyable. We had an elderly friend with us and the trails were not strenous and very enjoyable.

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connecticut
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130 reviews 130 reviews
69 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Still one of my favorite State Parks, especially nice in the fall season: the beaches are almost empty, the colors are stunning~ golds and maroons crown the marshes, bittersweet and golden rod brighten the trails around the glacial boulders of Meig's Point. Such a fine time to pedal around, the new walking trails toward the entry gates are really nice... More 

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Norwalk, CT
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58 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We visit Hammonasset Beach at least once every summer, normally to swim. But, last May, we took a little walk along the beach. It really is a beautiful beach, a wonderful place to visit.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We visited mid week in September. There was no entrance fee, I guess because the Lifeguards, etc had finished for the season. There are at least three large car parks each with restrooms and vending machines. There are beautiful dunes behind the beach with some interesting plants and vegetation - very different from most sand dunes. The beach itself is... More 

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Jasper
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Wonderful place for everyone! Hike, bike, swim, sunbathe, camp, picnic, bird watch, fish, nature abounds everywhere. Any time of year is the time to go. The off season is quiet, and free to get in to the park. The boardwalk is a very nice way to walk without getting sand in your shoes. There are restrooms and change houses along... More 

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