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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
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+1 203-245-2785
08:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00

Sandy beach ideal for walking.

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Beautiful location for a walk!

CT's best known beach is a great spot to go for a walk/run in addition to a stroll on the beach. This beautiful area is so much more than just a beach. Off season can be the best... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Steve N
New Hartford, Connecticut
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New Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

CT's best known beach is a great spot to go for a walk/run in addition to a stroll on the beach. This beautiful area is so much more than just a beach. Off season can be the best time to visit as it can be very busy on summe weekends.

Thank Steve N
Canterbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This park has easy access just off Rt 95. The park is large, well maintained and offers a lot of outdoor activities. We hike/bird/bike here often in the winter when there are no crowds but the facilities remain open. There is a nature center with exhibits and restrooms. It's a good place to park & off load your bikes for... More 

Thank FlossEm77
Killingworth, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hammonasset Beach is a great place for a walk or bird watching. The State has recently put some money into it. So, the facilities are getting better.

Thank Gitdog
Madison, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach and lovely trails. The beach houses are well-kept and the new nature center is delightful.

Thank Cgbasler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting my brother in CT. He and I, along with the kids went to Hammonasset Beach to spend the day. What a beautiful place. We enjoyed the hiking in the park along with time spent at the water's edge. Bath houses were clean and adequate. The staff there were very helpful when the youngest was stung several times from a... More 

Thank Susan D
Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Everyone knows about hammo and how much there is to do here and if not, take the time to go. You can go to the beach, go for a walk on one of their many trails, go camping, take a picnic. I highly recommend avoiding it in the summer unless you are going on a weekday when most people are... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Gotta go, beautiful. State park put above and beyond the norm . Take family kids and enjoy everyday..

Thank Richard G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Growing up going to Madison all of the time, Hammonasset was always a great destination where it definitely feels like summer. Food stands, people, it's a great place to come with family. The beaches aren't spectacular, because it is the Long Island Sound, but the overall feeling of coming to this park in the summer is really special.

1 Thank Greatsource
Madison, Connecticut
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a state park that not only provides access to Long Island Sound but the Megs Point Nature Center, campgrounds, and hiking & biking trails. There is a reservation system for the campgrounds.

Thank mmckinno M
Madison, Connecticut
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a lovely place to go beaching, walking, hiking. Lots of work is being done here so next summer it should be even better but I'm very happy I live in the same town and visit often

Thank Fourfirstnames

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