Connecticut beaches offer great swimming variety from ocean to lakes to rivers
1225 Ocean Avenue New London, CT, 06320 Phone: 860-447-3031 Toll-Free: 800-510-7263
Sugar-sand makes for sweet time at beach park
Parking fees (includes park admission): Weekends $23, Weekdays $17, Weeknights after 6pm $8, Fireworks Evenings $10. Seasonal parking passes available. Walk-in Admission $6. See website for more information & fees for rides/attractions.
Route 154 Old Saybrook, CT Phone: 860-395-3152
Open Memorial Day - Labor Day; parking fee
Parking fee: for non-residents, weekdays, $20 per car; weekends and holidays, $30 per car.
End of Hartford and Swan avenues Old Lyme, CT Phone:
Parking: Old Lyme residents with stickers park for free. Non-residents may use the town parking lot, private lots, and street parking for a fee. Fees are weekdays, $5 for two hours; weekends and holidays, $7 for two hours. Payment is at kiosks, which accept cash, Master Card and Visa.
257 Atlantic Avenue Westerly, RI Phone: 401-596-9097
Ocean beach operated by the State of Rhode Island, but close to SE Connecticut; parking fees charged
Season & Hours: May through Memorial Day, open weekends only, weather permitting; Memorial Day through Labor Day, open daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fees: Weekday resident, $10 (senior, $5); non-resident, $20 (senior, $10). Weekend resident, $14 (senior, $7); non-resident, $28 (senior, $14). Season rate resident, $60 (senior, $30); non-resident, $120 (senior, $60).
244 West Main Street (Route 156) East Lyme, CT Phone: 860-739-5471
Sandy beach in CT state park; parking fees charged; lifeguards on duty Wednesdays through Sundays
Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. to sunset.
Fees: Memorial Day-Labor Day: weekdays, $9 for Connecticut vehicles and $15 for out-of-state vehicles; weekends and holidays, $13 for CT vehicles and $22 for out-of-state; fees after 4 p.m. on all days are half the day rate. Mid-April to Memorial Day and Labor Day-October: parking is free on weekdays and in-state fees apply on weekends. Parking is free off-season.
See full description of Rocky Neck State Park.