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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
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sandy beach ideal for walking.

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Great day.

Spent about 12 hours and kids did not get bored. Not a long walk from the car to the beach. The park is big. Bring bikes. Lots of thing to see. Great nature center.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dawn calle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent about 12 hours and kids did not get bored. Not a long walk from the car to the beach. The park is big. Bring bikes. Lots of thing to see. Great nature center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We go there oftern, miles of beachs and hiking trails. Tons of camping available. Even ties in with the Shoreline Greenway Trail.

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Thank Steve N
Deep River, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a big beach, lots of new additions and facilities to use, I like the mats on the sand, makes walking out to the beach easier👍

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Lake Santeetlah, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hammonasset State Park does a wonderful job. It's a huge park with camping, fishing jetty, boat access and guarded and unguarded beach areas. The beaches are expansive and the tide changes don't swallow the hole beach. The grade of the sand is safe for kids and low tides sometime leave tidal pools fun for them to scamper and play in... More 

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1 Thank Jack M
Killingworth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite places in the world! Clean easy to get to, friendly park staff, great experiences. Crowded on the weekends in the summer but that's to be expected.

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1 Thank Betsy H
Tolland, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate to give this very nice beach a poor rating but on a hot day in August, my main reason to go the beach is to swim. My husband and I went to Hammonasset yesterday at 4:30 pm and although the beach is nice, we could not swim because there was so much broken up seaweed and algae in... More 

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3 Thank ybcyrious
Durham, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet and beautiful beach. Safe beach to have kids swim and play. Easy access from highway. Clear and clean water.

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Meriden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean water. Beautiful shells. Great for friends, family, and kids! Bathrooms are really convenient and fully updated. Food stand doesn't sell beer lol

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Thank JC3337
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great camping, love movies on the big screen, little store a big hit with my grandkids-very peaceful- 3 generation trips

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited August 13, 2016. The beach and bathrooms were very clean. I suggest to everyone not to forget their umbrella to be able to enjoy the beach for a little longer. My ten year old loved it. He didn't want to come back home. But, I forgot my umbrella in a very hot day without any breeze. So, I... More 

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