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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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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: Sandy beach ideal for walking.

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Beautiful nature, lots of space, decent facilities

My favorite beach in the area. Plenty of space so it never felt crowded, OK facilities, lots of parking. You can see some wildlife if you're lucky.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My favorite beach in the area. Plenty of space so it never felt crowded, OK facilities, lots of parking. You can see some wildlife if you're lucky.

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Derby, Kansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

STAY AWAY! Hammonasset robbed me and my friends. A year ago me and a group of friends went up to Ham and had a great time for a friends birthday, so much so that we thought we'd do it again. We booked four spots at twenty dollars a night. Come nightfall we were asked to keep quiet, so we hushed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Love this beach had a very beautiful shoreline! Ine downside is the west bwach being the largest should have better facilities.

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Richland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We made reservations through Reserve America and did not know until we paid for a week that Connecticut State Parks Campgrounds do not allow pets. We travel with our Shih Tzus so we did not hide them, but made a point to walking them several miles from park many times a day. For camping being such a family oriented activity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Incredible beach, miles long. Visit the nature centre if you have kids and walk out as far as you can past the east beach if you have the time.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a very large beach that also has camping sites (book way ahead), but my favorite part is the marshes and dunes by the water. It's fun to just walk and walk along the edge, then head up toward the dunes and the marsh. There are people boating, swimming and fishing in the marshes. If you're lucky, you'll get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is one of our favorite places to camp. We have a spot we've decided is the best in the campground, and we always try to book it each summer. We've thought about trying a cabin, but there is a 7-night minimum here, and we are usually 4-5 day trippers. Still, with so much to do at the camp and... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Love coming here. It is so beautiful to see the marshes, and the dunes by the sea. Easy to forget you are on LI Sound.... Usually rocky beaches, but the water was very clean here with nice soft sand. Great biking trails too. If you like camping it is also very popular with tents and motor homes.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We like the beach, trail and fishing spots, they have camping sites but it was too crowded, needs some kind of entertainment for the crowd..bug spray needed and flip flops because of sharp shells by the sand, watch for the rocks , it's slippery at times..nice to spend your summer if you don't want to drive down South.

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Stanfordville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My biggest word of advice for visiting this beach is go as early as possible on the weekends, as it gets very crowded! It's beautiful, the sand is pretty nice with lots of shells and there is a lot of room to spread out. Even packed, we found a cozy spot and still enjoyed the beautiful ocean view. The bathrooms... More 

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Additional Information about Hammonasset Beach State Park

Address: 1288 Boston Post Rd, South of I-95 Exit 62, Madison, CT 06443
Phone Number: 203-245-2785
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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