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Hammonasset Beach State Park

1288 Boston Post Rd, Connecticut 06443 USA

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“slumber upon Connecticut's largest public beach park”

On July 18, 1920, Hammonasset Beach State Park was opened to the public. The first season attracted over 75,000 visitors. The park's reputation drew tourists from across the continent as well as the state. During World War II, the park was closed to the public and loaned to the federal government as an army reservation. Meigs Point functioned as an aircraft range. Planes flew over Clinton Harbor, fired at the range, and then flew out over Long Island Sound. The stone breakwater at the Meigs Point end of the park was built in 1955. The stones were brought in by truck from quarries in northern New England. Today, over one million people enjoy Hammonasset Beach State Park each year. Swim in the salt water, collect shells, build a sandcastle, sunbathe, relax, and walk along the 3/4 mile boardwalk, gazing upon Long Island Sound. Launch a carry-in boat, take a canoe trip, or fish from the stone breakwater. Summer activities include nature talks, bingo, movies, horseshoes, bocce and volleyball. The children's play area offers a pirate ship, swings, and slides. Visit Meigs Point Nature Center and experience the hands-on saltwater touch tank or search for the hundreds of bird species present at the park. See displays of area flora, fauna and geology. As Connecticut's largest public beach park, Hammonasset offers over 550 grassy campsites, perfect for the nature enthusiast. Hammonasset's campground has 552 sites with many amenities, including restrooms, showers, a camp store, dump stations, and water. The Meigs Point Nature Center offers programs and activities for park visitors during the summer season.

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Liz

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June 27, 2023
Rated 5.0

Easy to find and such a beautiful place!

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Hammonasset Beach State Park

1288 Boston Post Rd
Connecticut
06443 USA
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Open now until 7:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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21
Max Length
50ft
Season End
September
Affiliation
State park or forest
Sites Count
558
Season Start
April
Last Nightly Rate
45.0
Lowest Nightly Rate
30.0
Back In RV Sites Count
20
Pull Through RV Sites Count
275
Longest Vehicle Length Reported
27.0
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