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Rocky Neck State Park

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Address: 244 W Main St, East Lyme, CT 06357-1015
Phone Number: 860-739-5471
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Safe Swimming for Kids

Rocky Neck offers a calm beach as it is on Long Island Sound and has a breakwater. If you want big waves, go to one of the Rhode Island beaches. There is a bath house which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
South Windsor, Connecticut
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Shelton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The beach with a beautiful boardwalk, sand like sugar and well groomed was worth the trip.The water was clear and sandy below water surface without rocks or shells to step on. Beautiful boardwalk to walk on till you pick a spot to sit. Lifeguards are on duty there. There is a concession stand which has great food. Easy on and... More 

Thank May G
Niantic, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I live very close to this park and love it! It is a beautiful beach with a boardwalk. I also bird there quite a bit. There are also nature trails and a Pavilion with a beautiful lawn. There is camping there also though I haven't camped there - I live only 5 minutes away. The snack stand is run by... More 

Thank Jerilyn D
South Windsor, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rocky Neck offers a calm beach as it is on Long Island Sound and has a breakwater. If you want big waves, go to one of the Rhode Island beaches. There is a bath house which offers free cold showers and changing stalls. We were there on a very hot Friday in August and the beach was not crowded at... More 

Thank Calhu
Stafford Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been coming to Rocky Neck for years - it's one of my favorite beaches. It's nice and sandy, easy to get to, lifeguards on duty, concession stand, bath houses and bathrooms. Plus a wooden boardwalk so you can walk further down the beach without having to trudge through sand. This last time we went I brought the kids from... More 

Thank Laura L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our day at Rocky Neck! We were there on a hot day and the swimming was fun. Hiking on the bluff was fun! The Pavillion is a great place to get a scenic view and watch the train go by!

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Lake Ann
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After speaking with them twice onbthe phone, my husband and I were so excited to stay for the night on our way to Maine. We had been staying in Walmart parking lots and wanted to get a good, pretty, rest. Our trip from Northern Michigan had been pretty bumpy. We were sooo excited to be near the ocean. We were... More 

Thank Suzi O
Orem, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the beach only. Nice drive through the reserve. The beach wasn't too crowded but it was Monday. It was high tide. Lots of sea weed in the water. We walked along the beach. We recommend water shoes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been camping at Rocky Neck for the past 3 years and always had fun and wanted to go back. Unfortunately this year we were very disappointed with the maintenance of facilities. We are tent campers and have to use the bathroom and showers of the campground. They were very dirty with leaking pipes and trash on the floor.... More 

Thank Sacun
Prospect, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love to camp here with the kids- quick walk or hike to the beach. Larger areas for the kids to play games. Safe for the kids to ride bikes.

Thank Melissa O
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this campground is great. I really enjoyed the hiking trails and proximity to the beach. The beach is blanket to blanket on the weekends (so much so that it can reach capacity and close), but midweek is excellent. Very calm water great for the younger kids. We stayed in the Osprey loop. The sites are fairly good... More 

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