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Address: Main Street (Route 156), Baptist Lane, McCook's Point Park, East Lyme, CT

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november beach day?

who would think to go to the beach at the end of November? my wife and I had a glorious walk along the boardwalk and onto the adjoining bluff/park. clean and many benches on which... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Plastiqman
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Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

who would think to go to the beach at the end of November? my wife and I had a glorious walk along the boardwalk and onto the adjoining bluff/park. clean and many benches on which to rest!

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have gone to this beach in Niantic on and off over the years but during the months of Aug. and Sept., there is so much seaweed in the water, it makes it very annoying. Also, in late Aug. the black biting flies are too numerous. Best months to go are June and July.

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Willington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife and I took a fall drive to Niantic and unexpectedly discovered this beautiful beach area. The hole-in-the-wall refers to an access point under the Acela Train rails to get from a parking lot to the beach. There is a mile-long boardwalk along the beach in one direction, and a grassy bluff in the other direction with dozens of... More 

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Thank Bob B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This isn't the most popular beach in Niantic, and that's good for visitors, because it's not large and yet has enough space for the few who find it (the locals know about it, but tend to direct tourists elsewhere - it was suggested only after Rocky Neck State Park, McCook Point and Cini beach). In-season, there's a fee, but they... More 

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Washington, D.C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The beach is particularly well-suited for kids - no big waves, clean sand, and not crowded. And there's a beautiful boardwalk on one side and part on a bluff on the other. Easy walk to shops/restaurants in town.

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a great beach for families! Short walk from parking to the beach, usually quiet, never crowded ,can walk to shops/resturants nearby. a great beach for an hour or all day. Not the best swimming or views.

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Cromwell, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

This is a nice Beach and Park combo. The beach is nice and clean with a nice big park right there. There are benches overlooking beautiful Niantic Bay. It's a wonderful place to walk through or just sit and watch nature.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

We visited this beach on a sunny but colder day in September. We had a great time looking for shells and walking around. There was construction set up near the train track part of the beach, but fortunately no construction going on that particular day. We saw 2 trains pass which our preschooler loved! You can even see the bridge... More 

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Oslo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Hidden Gem of sorts... beach area connected to McCook Point and the boardwalk is ideal for families. Beach is narrow but very well maintained. Bathrooms available. Need to purchase day entry passes which is less user friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Love to walk the boardwalk in the fall. A great beach for little ones. Don't have to walk far to the water.

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