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Hammonasset Beach State Park

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Address: 1288 Boston Post Rd, South of I-95 Exit 62, Madison, CT 06443-3444
Phone Number: 203-245-2785
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sandy beach ideal for walking.

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Very Relaxing

Stopped for 1 1/2 hours on a Friday afternoon. Very relaxing and peaceful. Sand to water is a very short distance. Not sure how it is in the summer on a weekend. I can imagine it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Danbury, Connecticut
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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for 1 1/2 hours on a Friday afternoon. Very relaxing and peaceful. Sand to water is a very short distance. Not sure how it is in the summer on a weekend. I can imagine it gets very crowded.

Thank tmmbsmith
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This state park far exceeded our wildest expectations! Very Beautiful, well-cared for, clean beaches, terrific planning for the facilities and handling large crowds, clean showers and bathrooms. We visited the park during a quiet month, enjoying warm water and weather. We are avid swimmers and were able to enjoy long swims in calm, clear water. I could write more but... More 

Thank Linda W
Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went to visit friends who were camping here. enjoyed a swim, found the beach was very clean and nice facilities

Thank Arnie S
Hyde Park
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a reservation for Sunday September 4th at this campground. After driving for over 3 hours, I arrived at the gate of the campground and was handed a piece of paper saying the park was closed due to a storm that was supposed to come to the area. The paper clearly states that refunds will be available through Reserve... More 

Thank Janet A
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60 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hammonasset Beach is a state park that is also home to campers - RV to pop up tents are everywhere. There is a cost to enter the park, even if just going to the beach. There are two beaches. Both beaches are not big. They are not wide and not that long. They are also very rocky. The beach is... More 

Thank Maria A
Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi Again Folks, Hammo sticks out into Long Island Sound. It acts as kind of a migrant trap for birds in the Spring and Fall and a great source for food and rest in the Summer and Winter. I have birded there many times. Regards, OldeBear

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We camped here for the first time this year and stayed in Podunk 16 site. The campground was huge and I really liked how it's divided up into sections. The Podunk circle was perfect for the kids (4 and 6 year old) because it was nice and small enough that they could play by themselves around there, and also very... More 

Thank laritrav
Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love it here! Affordable, clean bathrooms, beautiful dunes, no big waves so perfect for little children, lots of shells, my family goes here every summer - sometimes twice if we can!

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Lowell, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our first time camping at Hammonasset. I was excited to try somewhere new. We arrived at our site u33 and I was horrified.Not a single tree on our site. Our tent is 13 paces to our neighbors closest tent. The bathrooms and dish wash station is 17 paces from our table. Our site is basically the front lawn... More 

Thank tanya k
Hamden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hammonasset is a good place to just hang out and relax. The waves aren't too big, so it's also good for kids. I love seeing people from all walks of life come here- it's perfect for anyone. They also have a nature center and a trail(and maybe more, not sure) by Meigs point that are both really nice. The water... More 

Thank Christina R

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