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Nice Local Beach

Niantic's Hole in the Wall Beach is hidden beyond the railroad tracks. There is a daily admission... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Alan S
Raleigh, United States
Nice local town beach

Went on Saturday afternoon and really enjoyed it. $10 per person for walk in as we parked on the... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
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4 Baptist Ln, Niantic, McCook's Point Park, East Lyme, CT 06357-3143
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Niantic's Hole in the Wall Beach is hidden beyond the railroad tracks. There is a daily admission fee but if you arrive early morning or late evening, the attendants are gone and you may enjoy the beach and boardwalk for free.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Went on Saturday afternoon and really enjoyed it. $10 per person for walk in as we parked on the street. That’s the non-resident price. Non-resident parking on site is $30 plus. Beach is small, waveless but clean and quiet.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Just steps from the boardwalk and Gumdrops & Lollipops! Love the quaint beach. Life guards during the summer season. Nice shower to rise off after the beach and bathroom.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank meg8179
Reviewed August 19, 2017

First time at this beach said to my daughter let's try a new beach. The man at the parking lot not very friendly just shouting parking lot full. We park on the street and walk into the beach. Once we get to the board walk...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank ladycancer
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Clean small beach. Not crowded. Family friendly. Life guard on duty. Clean restrooms nearby. Bonus foot shower outside restroom is nice to prevent extra sand in your car.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank CWald28
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a quiet morning on this small and quaint beach. There's a trail nearby (Niantic Boardwalk) that you can walk along and see other views of the Long Island Sound. Plenty of parking and restrooms in the parking lot. The power plant in the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Lauren L
Reviewed November 28, 2016

who would think to go to the beach at the end of November? my wife and I had a glorious walk along the boardwalk and onto the adjoining bluff/park. clean and many benches on which to rest!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Plastiqman
Reviewed November 14, 2016

My wife and I have gone to this beach in Niantic on and off over the years but during the months of Aug. and Sept., there is so much seaweed in the water, it makes it very annoying. Also, in late Aug. the black biting...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank gerard170
Reviewed October 19, 2016

My wife and I took a fall drive to Niantic and unexpectedly discovered this beautiful beach area. The hole-in-the-wall refers to an access point under the Acela Train rails to get from a parking lot to the beach. There is a mile-long boardwalk along the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank rbittner
Reviewed August 28, 2016

This isn't the most popular beach in Niantic, and that's good for visitors, because it's not large and yet has enough space for the few who find it (the locals know about it, but tend to direct tourists elsewhere - it was suggested only after...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Debbie A
June 30, 2016|
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Response from jtbones | Reviewed this property |
It's free if you park on the street and walk in. The east lyme parks and recreation sell parking passes.
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Connecticut, USA
Niantic (East Lyme) boardwalk (2 Replies)
For anyone traveling to southeast Connecticut, here is a recent article from the local newspaper "The Day" describing the boardwalk along Niantic Bay and Long Island Sound in Niantic. The view is nicer when walking east to west (you see quaint coastal CT), than when walking west to east (you see the power plant). The walk is flat, and part of the eastern end is elevated enough to see over the train tracks and enjoy the northward view up the Niantic River, with a boatyard and waterfront...More
July 19, 2008|
Response fromshayNy|
sounds like you know a lot about niantic. do you know why the colonial market closed down