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Hammonasset Beach State Park

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Relax

The perfect place for walks along the ocean shore, clean beach and places where you can sit down... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tiglii
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Berlin, Connecticut
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A rainy day

It was a very rainy day so we drove through the park, and saw the picnic areas and visitors center... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kwagner258
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Brookfield, Connecticut
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Sandy beach ideal for walking.
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1288 Boston Post Rd, South of I-95 Exit 62, Madison, CT 06443-3444
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The perfect place for walks along the ocean shore, clean beach and places where you can sit down and relax. I recommend any time of the year

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tiglii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very rainy day so we drove through the park, and saw the picnic areas and visitors center. There was plenty of parking, and nice paths for walking. Well signed trails and I am certain the visitors center was educational .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kwagner258
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here briefly on a Friday afternoon in July while driving from Mystic CT to Pennsylania. We wanted to just get at least a brief look at the open water in Long Island Sound. The park is very convenient to the highway, and we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank family1991
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From walking your dog in winter to sitting on the beach in the summer, it is just a beautiful state park. Very well maintained!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kris s
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Found Hammonasset Beach State Park while visiting our daughter during an internship in New Haven. Very nice facility with a "beach" access on the Long Island sound. You can park at the main road and walk into the park for free. While we did not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jean T
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The improvements and additions to Hammonasset during the past few years are quite amazing and anyone who hasn't been to CT's Beach State Park in a while should come and enjoy the undeniable Crown Jewel of Connecticut during any season. The State added small cabins...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tucker32548
Reviewed October 21, 2018

We walked up and down the beach on a beautiful October afternoon. Quiet , and peaceful. There was even a kite boarder to watch. Easy access from the parking lot.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank janicepk
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We live in NY but drive out to Hammonasset beach a few times a year. Since we're out-of-state, there's an admission charge. This year for some reason, they made it free for CT residents. This might not be a popular statement to make, but I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nickandLes
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Peaceful on a spring or fall day. A bit too busy in the summer, but you can enjoy a nice walk along the beach if you get there early enough. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of some seals!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank melissatbennett
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We always try to come here on our visits. This beach is great. They have wonderful facilities for showers and bathrooms. The kids loved swimming in the ocean and building sandcastles. We loved coming here for our last summer trip!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Sara F
December 10, 2018|
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Response from 665louised | Reviewed this property |
You cannot camp on the beach but there is a beautiful camp ground right next to - walking distance to all the beaches
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Escape435843
September 5, 2018|
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Response from ckbucks | Reviewed this property |
Hammonasset is open year round from around 8 am to sunset. Entry is FREE for in state licensed automobiles. The state now has a “passport “ system . The auto registration includes an extra 10 dollar fee which goes to the... More
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Darrell L
August 17, 2018|
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Response from 665louised | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - you may want to call and check . CT state residents get into the park for free.
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