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Hammonasset Beach State Park

1288 Boston Post Rd, South of I-95 Exit 62, Madison, CT 06443-3444
+1 203-245-2785
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A relaxing day on the beach

Noce beach to visit, came during offpeak time to get an easy park close to the beach and water... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Amazing Trails & Nature Center

I really wish we had had more time here. We really enjoyed walking through the trails in the salt... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lisatravels
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Sandy beach ideal for walking.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“nature center” (79 reviews)
“state park” (52 reviews)
“off season” (34 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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1288 Boston Post Rd, South of I-95 Exit 62, Madison, CT 06443-3444
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+1 203-245-2785
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"bike riding"
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"bird watching"
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"great nature"
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"cape cod"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Noce beach to visit, came during offpeak time to get an easy park close to the beach and water. Great place to relax and chill.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really wish we had had more time here. We really enjoyed walking through the trails in the salt marsh - great birding. The nature center was really impressive also, young children would particularly like it. Terrariums with live reptiles, aquatic life, live birds. One...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beaches in Connecticut are all on the sound and not so great, but this is the best one you can find that mimicks some larger beaches on the Atlantic coast. There are hiking trails, places to picnic and even camp.

1  Thank Esterina D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s number one over rocky kneck. Nice mild water good sand plenty of walking areas. Has bathrooms that aren’t e modern. Plus wood decking. Plenty of parking but fills up. Camping is nice , bring bikes . They also have a nature center that’s informative...More

1  Thank FtecConn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family comes here in the summer for the small children who aren't able to swim in oceans with large waves. Because it's in an inlet with little current, the area smells fishy. Of course, it could be from the sheer number of campers nearby...More

1  Thank SuzanneGarber
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take a drive from our campsite in RI and I am glad we did. We will go back for a day this August. It was nice to have relaxing time in the water and literally sit at the waters edge picking up...More

2  Thank Ekhjmh
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Beautiful State Park, for walking or just relaxing, looking for shell on the beach Relatively quiet in April

1  Thank Vanessa K
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

There are multiple beaches in this park, and because of parking some are harder to get to than others. When I went, we were lucky to find parking on a small quiet part of the shore. It was beautiful, we saw a fantastic sunset, and...More

2  Thank MikeP1515
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the nature center, walked on the beach and took a hike while riding scooters. It was a perfect way to enjoy a beautiful spring day. No charge for parking before Labor Day and low crowds in the off season, makes this a family...More

1  Thank Ruth M
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We love coming here from time to time. Our latest visit was on a cool spring day that we walked among the shore and collected seashells. Always a beautiful view. We have also been here on a busy and crowded beach day. It’s a beautiful...More

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Stacey Z
June 12, 2018|
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Response from bethbX8624CM | Reviewed this property |
No boards in any area with a lifeguard thou! Plenty of beach to find a spot.
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Joy P
June 12, 2018|
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Response from bethbX8624CM | Reviewed this property |
There are some shady areas but it is mostly sunny field, Area one --way to the left toward the ocean is shady. U, W, X streets.
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juduywilson260
June 1, 2018|
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Response from Ekhjmh | Reviewed this property |
Depends on resident or non resident. There’s no charge for people who live in CT. For non residents it’s $22 on the weekend and $15 during the week. After 4 PM is $7 for non residents.
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