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Hammonasset Beach State Park

1288 Boston Post Rd, South of I-95 Exit 62, Madison, CT 06443
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Beaches
Activities: Hiking
Description: Sandy beach ideal for walking.
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Norwalk, CT
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119 reviews 119 reviews
53 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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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17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Bristol, Connecticut, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We have been going to hammonasset beach for many year, this is my stress free zone. Wonderfuls place to just relax and get a little exercise walking the bike path. Top it off with a trip to Lenny and Joes fishtail resteraunt and you have a perfect day.

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Avon, Connecticut
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

An ideal destination in September where the weather is great and there are no crowds. Miles of beach to walk on with rest room facilities. No entrance fee after the season is over. Quiet and outstanding for a lunch on the beach.

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New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I was unaware how big this State Park was - we drove through it before getting out to walk on the beach. The beaches are huge, clean, and peaceful. The nature areas are amazing also. A great place to picnic, bike, hike, and relax!

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New Haven, Connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Hammonasset State Park is one of the best places in Conn. to spend hot sunny day. The beach is beautiful, natural and unspoiled. You can see Long Island on a clear day. The beach feels secluded because it is surrounded by wetlands. There are many picnic areas, parking space, as well as, a large campground. Do remember that this is... More

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Worthington, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Haven't been during the beach season, but after Labor Day it was peacefully beautiful. No entry fee and very little people during mid-week. Great view of Long Island Sound and Plum Island. Will definitely go back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Bring flip flops, the shells are hard to walk on if you are not used to it. Beautiful beach with lovely views and a place to sit in the shade.

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Durham, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We come to this beach often and camp here every summer. The campground offers spacious campsites with bathroom facilities that include hot showers and flushable toilets. It is a great place to camp with kids both young and old as they offer many activities such as movies at the ampitheater, bingo, and last time we were there they had a... More

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