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Address: 98 Neptune Avenue, New London, CT 06320
Phone Number: +1 860-447-3031
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Activities: Swimming
Description: New England's finest beach and boardwalk attractions including mini golf...
New England's finest beach and boardwalk attractions including mini golf course, rides, water slides, kiddy spray park, olympic pool, arcade, gift shop, food concessions, cafe with restaurant, banquet and catering facilities, picnic area, health club, nature walk
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Nice beach

This was a fun place to visit while in New London. Well maintained beach. They have some repairs to do after the winter like everywhere else I'm sure. Plenty of parking. Good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This was a fun place to visit while in New London. Well maintained beach. They have some repairs to do after the winter like everywhere else I'm sure. Plenty of parking. Good place to relax and make your own fun.

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New London, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I live 5 min from Ocean Beach. In the summer, I make it a point to leave work early on Mon. The fee is waived to enter the beach, they have a classic car show in the parking lot and live DJ's, playing "Oldies" music. Well, to some of us it's oldies, to others it's "music!" I go, to walk... More 

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Bristol, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Always a great time at Ocean Beach Park! The beach is very CLEAN and WELL MAINTAINED! Very soft fine grain sand lots of shells! Facilities are very clean and well maintained as well. They have everything to keep everyone in your family entertained all day. Mini Golf, Kiddie Rides, a pool, water slides, and so much more. Food from their... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I go there because it's kind of most affordable option in summer time since I am the resident of New London. I can't say they give exactly what I pay for however is really not bad place to spend summer day or evening, go for a walk in cooler weather. It has car show every Monday, movies under sky, fireworks.... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Kind of expensive to get in (22$ per car 2014 season). We buy the season pass for free parking from Memorial to Labor Day. Clean and family friendly. Splash pad and playground are free. Amusement rides, waterslide and mini golf are an extra charge and so is the pool. Overall not a bad way to spend the day. Most weeknights... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Was raised at Ocean Beach. My last visit I was saddened on how tired it looked! So much has changed there. Maybe January is not the time to stop by for a visit!

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New London, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Fun bands playing every Friday night with dancing on the boardwalk! Great way to end a work week for around $10! Great fireworks and bar! Love it!

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
20 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Been coming to this beach for as long as I can remember. Still has that charm. Nice Boardwalk. Water park. Clean sand. Cool water. Plenty of space !!!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I have been going here since I went to college nearby at Mitchell College. I have been there a few times with my wife. The arcade doesn't have the most modern games but a lot of older games. The beach is nice and clean. There is a pool and playground.

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New London, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Ocean Beach has everything: a boardwalk, playground, beautiful vista at the mouth of the Thames River, and a wide, clean, and safe beach.

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