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“Beautiful and Unspoiled” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hammonasset Beach State Park

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 7 Attractions in Madison
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Sandy beach ideal for walking.
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful and Unspoiled”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A great place especially for adults in that the main attraction is natural beauty and ease of access. The beaches themselves are nice but surf is almost non-existent and that is pretty much all the time.
Have an old fashioned picnic, maybe camp out, enjoy nature and see how relaxed you'll be for almost no money.

Visited March 2014
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Killingworth, Connecticut
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great destination trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

One of the jewels of the Connecticut coast. This state park has camping, beaches, nature trails...just about everything to make it THE place to visit in the summer. Fees are charged between Memorial Day and Labor Day (I think).

Visited April 2014
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Madison, Connecticut
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27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This a great park...large with plenty of parking and nicely spread out. The beach is nice and big. I believe it's the biggest in the state. There are nice walking, running trails. On the opposite side of the beach is an area to launch canoes or kayaks that takes you on a very scenic tour. There is also great bird watching as there are various birds of prey etc.

Visited September 2013
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Manchester, Vermont
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great park on the Long island sound!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Looking for a great park, that offers hiking camping and a beach! Look no further than Hammonasset Beach State Park!

Visited February 2014
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Madison, Connecticut
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Hammonasset beach is not to be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This Ct beach is beautiful with its position to see the sun rise and set visible at the sea shore and to the campers in park area. It also has a well maintained beach environment and refreshment stands. The view across Long Island Sound creates a vista of diamonds on the water backed up with a day and nighttime view of Long Island, New York. An experience not to be missed.

Visited July 2013
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