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Hammonasset Beach State Park

1288 Boston Post Rd, South of I-95 Exit 62, Madison, CT 06443-3444
+1 203-245-2785
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Beautiful beach

Beautiful beach on the sound . Sometimes covered with shell so wear appropriate shoes. Bring your... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Beautiful Walk Destination

I went for a few hikes/walks through this park during my visit to Madison. It was a lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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Sandy beach ideal for walking.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“nature center” (68 reviews)
“state park” (49 reviews)
“off season” (34 reviews)
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1288 Boston Post Rd, South of I-95 Exit 62, Madison, CT 06443-3444
+1 203-245-2785
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach on the sound . Sometimes covered with shell so wear appropriate shoes. Bring your chair and umbrella and spend the day.

Thank NC R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went for a few hikes/walks through this park during my visit to Madison. It was a lovely destination. The trails are well kept, the campgrounds seemed clean, the guests seemed happy, and the beaches were tidy and peaceful. I saw some negative reviews and...More

Thank MrsMac2B18
Reviewed 4 days ago

Delightful place to relax for awhile - walking the beach, watching the fishermen, etc. Easy to get into and out of. well worth the visit.

Thank thesometimetraveler
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

my 16 year old son and i hit the beach around 8:30am after a night of camping. I'm not from the area so we explored the beach near nature center. The beach was calm and peaceful with only a few other folks passing by. I...More

Thank Rocket D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach was nearly at capacity today but we had no trouble finding a spot to spread out. My only compliant is it the beach has a lot of rocks so water shoes are a must for the kids and a good idea for adults.

Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

they have a refreshment stand or you can bring coolers and food. It cost about $15 to get in with a car. The weekends are packed with people, so go during the week if possible. Overall a great place to take the kids.

Thank parsinc2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hammonassett Beach and State Park is the best beach attraction in CT. There is everything from camping to a nature center. Walking, biking, hiking, several areas of clean beaches to use, pavillions, clean bathrooms and more. It is a popular spot with those who enjoy...More

Thank Italiangirl826
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being this beach is close to home we go approx 1 a week. The past few weeks have been going down hill, as the warmer weather brings more people. Today my husband and I arrived 8:15 staked out our real estate and were enjoying the...More

2  Thank VogueConnecticut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hammonasset Beach is not a serene natural experience. The biggest issue is the noise pollution from dozens of loud competing boom boxes. The State Parks Department needs to put a stop to this. The other issue is the polluted water. The sea water is really...More

1  Thank Ed A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go to the beach on July 5th figuring it would be less crowded. Was a perfect day. Not a lot of people, beautiful weather. There are bathrooms close by the beach! Highly recommend

Thank Amy D
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26 June 2017|
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Response from Gerald M | Reviewed this property |
Realisticly, Hamonasset has enormous parking so that is not an issue. A good spot is more subjective but I like early morning for a walk, and the late afternoon for sunning with SPF 85. Have a great time and pick your own... More
29 April 2017|
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Response from Ankit G | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They have restrooms and while all are not open, you will find some of them are open. When I went I could use family restroom as it was open.
10 April 2017|
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Response from Tibi N | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are ok but not between memorial day to labor day In any case, they require to be leashed.