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Rocky Neck State Park

244 W. Main St., East Lyme, CT 06357
+1 860-739-5471
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Adults doing drugs in the midst of families with children

The beach gets crowded with mostly families. It is a small beach so when adults decide that being... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hartford, Connecticut
Nice beach

We came here on our way back to New Jersey from Boston. This appeared to be the easiest beach to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Maria S
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  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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244 W. Main St., East Lyme, CT 06357
+1 860-739-5471
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The beach gets crowded with mostly families. It is a small beach so when adults decide that being by the beach is not relaxing enough for them, that they have to light up to relax more...everyone around them notices and is bothered. There really should...More

Thank taxatty1111
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came here on our way back to New Jersey from Boston. This appeared to be the easiest beach to get too. You just pay for parking which is reasonably priced and a short walk to the beach. It has clean bathrooms and showers and...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice beach and park to walk around. There are great wildlife to see and take pictures. This is the first time I have been here during beach season and it was crowded. But there seemed to be constant turnover in the crowd.

Thank gregmNY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was living in MA at the time & went to this place on a whim. My ex, his sisters, friends & I all had a blast. It was a great experience & very pretty!

Thank AdventureOnTheMove
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Rocky Neck is a wonderful State Park. Great paved road through the woods that will take you to a good spot to enjoy the views along the Long Island Sound. There's marshes near the parking lot where we could observe many birds. Enjoy!

Thank Lauren L
Reviewed 21 April 2017

My boyfriend and I stopped here on our way to Mystic. It was off season so nothing extra was open, which is fine for us, we prefer a more quiet nature experience. The beach was nice and there was lots of rocks to climb on...More

Thank JayAmy14
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We adore this campground, come multiple times a year. It's always clean & rangers are friendly. Wish the beach was open to more than fisherman at night.

1  Thank Brianna T
Reviewed 14 January 2017

My wife and I made a quick stop at Rocky Neck to see what it looked like. I was somewhat disappointed in it's location by the train tracks. It felt very cramped.

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This place is perfect for just a day on the beach to get some sun. It's not quiet. Can be crowded at times. Is you are local and does not want to drive far to go to a bigger beach, this is perfect! There's a...More

Thank Joy G
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Rocky Neck is a small CT state park not far Off I-95. Rocky Neck reminds me of how things were many years ago along the CT shore when I grew up. There is a building made of field stone right by the railroad tracks that...More

1  Thank George G
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How far is the walk from the campground to the beach? I don't want to assume it's walkable then be surprised when we go camping.
16 February 2017|
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Response from Jerilyn D | Reviewed this property |
It is not a long walk and it depends on where your camping area is.
Deborah T
Hi, i would like to know which are the shaded areas? I'm trying to book a spot with some shade.
6 January 2017|
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Response from Sacun | Reviewed this property |
Camping area has sufficient shade with the surrounding trees unless you are camping in the "tent" area which is out in the open. You would definitely need to bring your own shade for the beach.
What are the fees to park and go to the beach on weekends?
15 September 2016|
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Response from Christina R | Reviewed this property |
$13 for a CT resident, $22 for out of state.