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Address: Main Street (Route 156), Baptist Lane, McCook's Point Park, East Lyme, CT

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Great beach and boardwalk

The beach is particularly well-suited for kids - no big waves, clean sand, and not crowded. And there's a beautiful boardwalk on one side and part on a bluff on the other. Easy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
BetsyLex
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Washington, D.C
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Washington, D.C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach is particularly well-suited for kids - no big waves, clean sand, and not crowded. And there's a beautiful boardwalk on one side and part on a bluff on the other. Easy walk to shops/restaurants in town.

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a great beach for families! Short walk from parking to the beach, usually quiet, never crowded ,can walk to shops/resturants nearby. a great beach for an hour or all day. Not the best swimming or views.

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Cromwell, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice Beach and Park combo. The beach is nice and clean with a nice big park right there. There are benches overlooking beautiful Niantic Bay. It's a wonderful place to walk through or just sit and watch nature.

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Thank Roman D
Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We visited this beach on a sunny but colder day in September. We had a great time looking for shells and walking around. There was construction set up near the train track part of the beach, but fortunately no construction going on that particular day. We saw 2 trains pass which our preschooler loved! You can even see the bridge... More 

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Oslo
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256 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Hidden Gem of sorts... beach area connected to McCook Point and the boardwalk is ideal for families. Beach is narrow but very well maintained. Bathrooms available. Need to purchase day entry passes which is less user friendly.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Love to walk the boardwalk in the fall. A great beach for little ones. Don't have to walk far to the water.

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by this beach and while it is small, it was just what we were looking for. The sand is soft and white and the jetty was fun to walk on. They are doing construction in the area, so the weekend is the best time to use this beach.

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Thank RiceWP
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Hole in the Wall Beach - Niantic, CT - 7/1/2015 This is a great beach. Small, local and intimate. It caters largely to a local crowd but there are also many out of towners that come here as Niantic's population just about doubles during Summer Season. I love it when I hear the bell of the Ice Cream Truck. I've... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful views of the water. Generous sized park for the children nearby. Wonderful place to walk around, especially in the off season. Can get crowded rather quickly in the summer but the beach is worth it.

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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

nice beach, only problem right now is you can't access it due to the construction. the boardwalk is being rebuilt still, due to Sandy. So for beach access go to the bay or McCooks.

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