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Ocean Beach Park

98 Neptune Ave, New London, CT 06320-2835
+1 860-447-3031
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Very Disappointed

I could not believe that the park charges so much for people to park and visit. The lot appears to... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Phyllis B
Clean sand, and Boardwalk

Probably one of the nicer beaches around here, water isn't too rough, sand is clean, the board walk... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Smokie113
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New England's finest beach and boardwalk attractions including mini golf course, rides, water slides, kiddy spray park, olympic pool, arcade, gift shop, food concessions, cafe with restaurant, banquet and catering facilities, picnic area, health club, nature walk
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“water slides” (38 reviews)
“mini golf” (34 reviews)
“kiddie rides” (16 reviews)
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98 Neptune Ave, New London, CT 06320-2835
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

I could not believe that the park charges so much for people to park and visit. The lot appears to be crumbling and in decline. It they charged less perhaps more people would visit to help repair the parking lot, bring business and create more...More

Thank Phyllis B
David S, General Manager at Ocean Beach Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Hello and thanks for your review. Our main parking is in good shape but we do have a dirt overflow field for busier days. The lot was actually crack sealed just last year. We feel our fees are a bargain for what we provide especially...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the nicer beaches around here, water isn't too rough, sand is clean, the board walk is clean but not so many things to do here, worth a quick stop to check out or spend a few hours sitting in the sandMore

Thank Smokie113
David S, General Manager at Ocean Beach Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Hello and thanks for your review, In addition to the beach we do have a great boardwalk, banquet facilities, Café with restaurant, Food Galley, Ice Cream Stand, Health Club, Arcade, Rides, Waterslides, Mini Golf, Olympic Pool, Nature walks, Kayak tours, kids spray park, playground, picnic...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I love this beach. So much to do. It's my favorite beach. I plan on going back next summer. It's has water slide , pool, gym & etc.

Thank Antmonie
David S, General Manager at Ocean Beach Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thanks so much for your great review! We appreciate it and look forward to your visit next summer!

Reviewed 28 August 2017

You will find an advertising brochure calling Ocean Beach Park in New London "New England's Finest Beach and Boardwalk" at motels and restaurants all around New England. It states "Your parking fee includes admission for everyone in your car!" That sounds like a good deal...More

Thank RobertitoL
David S, General Manager at Ocean Beach Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

NOTHING we do here is deceptive...NOTHING. Could you have assumed that for $17.00 for up to five people (less than $4.00 each) you would get the pool, kiddie rides, sandwiches etc? Nowhere do we say its included. All of our literature would point you to...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

Beach was nice but small, my son spent a lot of time in the alcove and enjoyed watching the crabs, snails & eels. The beach was clean nice activities and water park for small children. My disappointment was the baths were dirty. A nice little...More

Thank ginadecerbo
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

First make sure you get there around 9am or you will fight for a beach spot There is changing rooms and bathrooms with plumbing The beach is big and mostly clean There is small waves which is nice They have a small kiddie amusement park...More

4  Thank CharlotteRyan16
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Great beach and sand. Car shows on Monday nights are a lot of fun for everyone. Lots of stuff to do.

Thank 72gsspeed
David S, General Manager at Ocean Beach Park, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thanks so much for your review. We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Man. Although this was a nice place to visit. $23 to park????? Food and drink super expensive. Prepare yourself.More

Thank TombGuard320
David S, General Manager at Ocean Beach Park, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Our parking charge is $23.00 on weekends, and $17.00 during the week. Bring some friends and its about $5.00 per person for all day. We do have several food options....our full service Sandbar Cafe and Restaurant, our Boardwalk Galley for fast food, or bring your...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Dirty. Don't bother. Staff is rude. The people writing the rides did NOT want to be there. I don't have 100 words.

1  Thank Fran D
David S, General Manager at Ocean Beach Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

I am so sorry an employee here didn't represent us regarding your experience. Thats unusual to hear so especially troubling. If you would call me at the park at extension 110 I would sincerely appreciate it. Thanks

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Took the Segway tour on the boardwalk. Nice beach, pools, rides and nice volleyball facility. Great views and very family oriented.

Thank Gene B
David S, General Manager at Ocean Beach Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks so much for your comments. Nice to hear you enjoyed your Segway tour...always nice to seem them coming down the boardwalk!

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sharonlaflamme
5 September 2017|
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Response from David S | Property representative |
During very nice weekends after Labor Day there may be a reduced parking charge so we can clean, keep restrooms open etc but the attractions typically close and there are no lifeguards so no swimming is allowed. The park is... More
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c0leman5
20 August 2017|
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Response from David S | Property representative |
Hello, We do allow boogie boards and flotation devices at the beach as long as they are used safely and don't affect the safety or enjoyment of your kids or others. We always caution people that they are not safety devices... More
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CharlotteRyan16
14 August 2017|
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Response from David S | Property representative |
Thanks for the help! We do have changing rooms and technically the beach is at the mouth of Long Island sound so we enjoy the salt water of the Atlantic with calmer water than some other places. We hope to see you soon!
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