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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 6 Attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Beaches
Activities: Hiking
Description: Sandy beach ideal for walking.
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Bristol, Connecticut, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
46 helpful votes 46 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 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
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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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NYC
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280 reviews 280 reviews
73 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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
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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great spot for picking up a few water and marsh birds. Great and Snowy Egrets are plentiful. Also plenty of passerines, although as it was the middle of the day during my visit most of them were enjoying the shade. Obviously there are plenty of opspreys, but there were a few other 'harrier' type spp, I just couldn't get on... More

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Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

First things first, let's gain some perspective on the this amazing State park - the beach is over a mile long with beautiful views of Long Island sound, jetties to walk out on and fish or explore for crabs, a hiking area that takes you over huge and small boulders that the kids will love and eventually leads to a... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

First time visitor from Pa. Sand isn't soft like other beaches. Really crowed and rather small. Overlooks Long Island Sound. Not much of a food selection and no boardwalk. It's basically a beach unlike your typical Jersey Shore type beach. Not sure id dare going into the water. I never left my chair except to buy ice cream. Liked the... More

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