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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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A nice Beach Campground but could use a refresh

Ok, we've been camping here for a few years. A nice family campground, the sites are spacious and certainly do not give the feeling of being over crowded. There are some sites... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Ok, we've been camping here for a few years. A nice family campground, the sites are spacious and certainly do not give the feeling of being over crowded. There are some sites with full electric if you can't unplug. A nice little camp store, and a little cart that goes around selling ice cream. Bring your own fire ring that's... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We weren't there for the beach, but lots of people were. Our family did some walking on trails and exploring. A nice place for such. Several things to do, including a nature center and trails along the rocky shore. As the sun set, the mosquitos came out of the marsh -- yowza!

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Clinton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Usually you can count on a day beaching it on Meigs Point at Hammonassett to be relaxing and peaceful. This day, however, despite the use of "OFF", with 7% Deet as an active ingredient, I, as well as my fellow beach-goers, were being attacked by nasty biting flies, swarms of them, in all sizes. You could see flailing arms and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I love this beach. We have a wonderful time every time we visit. Very scenic. There is a lot of wildlife here. Birds, fish, crabs, ect

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We spent the day at Middle Beach. Interesting restroom facilities. Our one negative was there was not concessions at this beach.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The tide is low and the water was refreshing. I was a bit disappointed because we brought our bikes and wanted to spend the day there. however , we didn't see any concession stands anywhere . it seems you have to bring your own chairs, umbrella,food,etc. That makes biking the beach hard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

They have expanded the camping area and updated some of the sites. The camps store could be a little better, but there are plenty of shops nearby.

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

There is ample parking and bath houses with cold showers. We visited on a hot Saturday in August, so it was very crowded. There was a definite oiliness in the water, probably due to suntan lotion. The beach could use a good raking. The water was warm and there were NO waves, undertow or rip tides.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

I got to the beach right when they opened and basically had the whole beach to myself. I went jogging along their path on the other side of sand dunes. I checked out all the camp sites and ended up on a bike/jogging path that connects to the park. After my jog, I walked along the beach back to where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Hammonasset is a very nice beach but there are way too many rocks in the water. I went in there once without swim shoes and cut up the bottom of my feet. Swim shoes are a must.

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