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Ocean Beach Park

98 Neptune Avenue, New London, CT 06320
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in New London
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
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English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have been here a few times since it is one of the closest beaches. Beach isn't that big, but there is a lot of extras here. (for a price) waterslides: $3 for 1 ride, $10 for a 3 hr pass or $18 for all day spray park: free (under 8 yrs) playground-free picnic area-free rides (old rides)- price depends... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is our third time coming to the beach. We are always happy here. It was under $20 to park on a weekday. We didn't use any facilities there, just the beach, but that's what we came for. For a long time, we were the only ones in our area on the beach, with no one really near us. Quiet,... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

good if you like swimming with the jelly fish. and good if you like a rocky bottom. water splash park was great for the kids

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The beach itself was very clean, trash bins well maintained its a short walk from the boardwalk to the ocean which was nice...once getting into water it was very rough lots of pebbles rocks and other things to hurt my poor feet and literally no seashells! 😖 Price of parking was absolutely ridiculous as the park is run down for... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The beach and boardwalk area were clean and great to hang out and spend an afternoon. Lots of places to spend money though. After you pay $20 to get your automobile in you can plan to spend more on the rides, snacks, chair rentals, lockers, etc. The sand is clean and the views are great. We had a great time... More

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Douglas MA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was our first time coming here but we really liked it. Parking is expensive - $17 during the week but if you're staying for the day or going with a carful of people it's not bad. This is an old fashion boardwalk at it's best. Besides the boardwalk & the beach, there's an arcade, rides, water slide, pool, miniature... More

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Alexandria, VA
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304 reviews 304 reviews
127 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This park has everything needed for a full summer day for the entire family. The ocean is inviting with an expansive beach to set up camp with umbrella, chairs and blankets. There are picnic tables for a family affair or a variety of places for takeaway. Enjoy the fun in the upscale amusement section.

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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

It was beautiful and very nice but we went on a very quiet day. I can see that it could get very crowded during a peak season day. But on a weekday early in the season it was Beautiful. Buildings and attractions are very dated (actually they were closed due to the early season) but we were there for the... More

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Ellenton, Florida, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I grew up going here every weekend during the summer and that's why I love it, but if you've never been it's got a mile long boardwalk and a huge pool, not to mention the very large beach!

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New London, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Ocean Beach is a lovely public beach with many attractions for all ages. There is a nice restaurant, or you can simply purchase snacks. There's an amusement arcade/park, and a boardwalk - something for everyone.

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