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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
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Camping

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Melissa O
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Prospect, Connecticut, United States
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Prospect, Connecticut, United States
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Melissa O
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Thank Heather V
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite beaches on the east coast. I live in Rhode Island, but I prefer this beach above those. The ride is usually really low so you can go as deep/ far as you want. It is usually not very packed with people and there is a lot of grass land before entering the beach for picnics and... More 

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Nazareth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped late afternoon and were not charged entrance fee. We walked around the beach area and pavilion vicinity. It was nice and the view was beautiful. I was VERY DISAPPOINTED in the visitors that were feeding the birds (against signs requesting not to) and were NOT cleaning up after themselves leaving trash and debris strewn throughout the beach and... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach was extremely crowded and an AmTrak train runs between the parking lot and the beach. Maybe this is known by the locals, but being from out of state it threw us for a loop.

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Thank MMA713
Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach and at $9 per car during the week we even went one further and got the state park pass for $67. They should have a ban on smoking on the sand though cigarette butts everywhere.

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It you want to spend the day on a big, popular beach, this is your place. It costs a lot to drive in, but there is plenty of parking, and it's a short walk to the beach area. The views are great, on a clear day you can see all the way across the sound ... and the waves are... More 

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Thank Peter S
Albany, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Originally told entrance price was $13 but it turned out to be $22 for an out of state car. It wasn't worth it! Beach was small and packed. Water was not clear. After swimming with the crowd saw sign saying no swimming this area due to bacteria levels and currents! Be careful when parking. We parked properly but another car... More 

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Rocky neck very nice. The only part was the railroad track with a train going back and forth every hour or so.

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Danielson, Connecticut
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This was THE WORST campground I have EVER been to! the sites were nice (albeit close together) Upon arrival there was a sign stating no running water, but we were advised at the station that the problem had just been fixed. We filled our jugs with water cooked our dinner.. the regular stuff.. Only to see a notice in the... More 

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