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Beach & Parks

The Mystic River and other nearby coastal waterways provide an extraordinary opportunity to experience boating up close and personal. Bike rentals and boat rides are all available along the banks of the Mystic River and at Mystic Seaport.

If you are more of the landlubber type, bike rentals and hiking trails are nearby and offer the kind of quiet escape that can sooth the nerves and open the eyes to the back woods beauty of this region.

Bird lovers come back time and again to catch sight of the varied species who flock to the water along this spectacular coast.

DuBois Beach, Stonington Point
Water Street, Stonington, CT
Lifeguard, parking, picnic facilities
Hours: 9-6
Contact Stonington Community Center at 860-535-2476 for fee schedules.
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Eastern Point Beach
2 Beach Road, Groton, CT
Lifeguards, snack stand. Open to non-residents.
Parking Pass (non-resident): $10 during the week, $20 on the weekend. Non-resident seasonal pass is $65.
Hours: 8-6
860-446-4128 (Groton City Parks and Recreation)
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Esker Point Park
Groton Long Point Road, Groton, CT
No fee, no lifeguards. Snack stand, picnic area and parking available. Open to non-residents
Hours: 8-Dusk
860-536-5680 (Groton Parks and Recreation)
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Misquamicut State Beach
257 Atlantic Ave., Westerly, RI
Lifeguards, picnic tables, snack shack, playground. Open to non- RI residents.
Hours: 9-6 (weekdays), 8-6 (weekends)
Parking: $12 non-resident, $6 senior non-resident (weekdays); $14, $7 (weekends)
Non– RI seasonal pass: $60, $30 (seniors)
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Ocean Beach Park, New London
1225 Ocean Avenue, New London, CT
Lifeguards, slides, pool, dining facilities, picnic area, playground, and carousel.
Open to non– residents.
Parking: $16 weekends, $12 weekdays. Non-resident seasonal pass: $80.
Hours: 9-6
860-447-3031, 800-510-7263
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Rocky Neck
244 West Main Street, East Lyme, CT
Lifeguards, snack shack, picnic, and camping facilities. Open to non– CT residents
Parking: $9, $14 (non– CT resident) weekends; $7, $10 (non– CT resident) weekday
Hours: 8-sunset
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Bluff Point State Park, Groton; 860-444-7591

Haley Farm State Park; 860-424-3200
Haley Farm Info

Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford; 860-443-5725

Mystic River Park, Mystic; 860-572-7244
Mystic River Park Info

Ocean Beach Park, New London; 800-510-SAND