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Hammonasset Beach State Park

1288 Boston Post Rd, South of I-95 Exit 62, Madison, CT 06443
203-245-2785
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks, Beaches
Activities: Hiking
Description: Sandy beach ideal for walking.
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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A great place especially for adults in that the main attraction is natural beauty and ease of access. The beaches themselves are nice but surf is almost non-existent and that is pretty much all the time. Have an old fashioned picnic, maybe camp out, enjoy nature and see how relaxed you'll be for almost no money.

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Killing
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

One of the jewels of the Connecticut coast. This state park has camping, beaches, nature trails...just about everything to make it THE place to visit in the summer. Fees are charged between Memorial Day and Labor Day (I think).

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Madison, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This a great park...large with plenty of parking and nicely spread out. The beach is nice and big. I believe it's the biggest in the state. There are nice walking, running trails. On the opposite side of the beach is an area to launch canoes or kayaks that takes you on a very scenic tour. There is also great bird... More

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Manchester, Vermont
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Looking for a great park, that offers hiking camping and a beach! Look no further than Hammonasset Beach State Park!

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Madison, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This Ct beach is beautiful with its position to see the sun rise and set visible at the sea shore and to the campers in park area. It also has a well maintained beach environment and refreshment stands. The view across Long Island Sound creates a vista of diamonds on the water backed up with a day and nighttime view... More

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Madison, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Beautiful long strand of beach with a boardwalk. Really fabulous off season without the crowds There is a state park entrance fee in the summer

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dublin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Excellent parking, facilities and really well kept. The beach is sandy, clean and enjoyable Parking means you only have a short walk to the beach and restrooms were clean which is always soemthing I look at My only gripe is the fact that you must pay to enter

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Tuxedo Park, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I came upon this lovely, clean park while staying at the Beech Tree Cottages in Madison. It is a giant park with a beach on Long Island Sound. It has a concession stand, bathroom facilities, and boardwalk and a long walk/bike path. I hope to visit again this fall!

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My husband and I cruised down to Hammonasset to get a glimpse of the water. Typically there is a charge,but there was no charge for entrance for us, possibly because it was mid-week in the fall. We explored the shore and enjoyed the beautiful views. Great place to walk and explore.

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Clifton Park, New York
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I'd never been camping before but my wife's parents were bringing their RV so at least I didn't have to rough it. The walk to the beach was a long one from the spot we had but that wasn't the end of the world. Campers all seemed very respectful and quieted down a pretty reasonable hour which was impressive considering... More

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