Hammonasset State Park Beach

1288 Boston Post Road

A visit to Hammonasset Beach State Park, is more than just another day at the beach.  Connecticut's largest shoreline park offers over 2 miles of beach to enjoy swimming, strolling along the boardwalk, or just relaxing in the sun and surf.


Noel Bennett

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
Rained heavy during the first day of our stay. Tent stayed relatively dry, but the area around the picnic table was pooling. Plenty of tents were under water. There are no fire rings set up; renting fire pots from the camp store or bringing your own is required. Staff are pleasant enough, but seem disinterested. Camping restrooms were beat up a bit. The beach, however, was great. Restrooms there were well appointed. Plenty of space on the beach itself, even though it was obviously a popular beach on the sunny day of our stay. Parking was a bit crowded, but doable.

Tony Boncore

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
Once again our camping trip to Hammonasett State Park, Madison CT was fabulous. This place is top shelf for families. The beach is clean and never over crowded. Wonderful staff on the park grounds and always willing to satisfy their customers. Enjoy your visit.

Raymond Bauer

Sunday, July 1, 2018
The good: Nice place to spend a day at the beach. The park was clean as was the bathroom and showers were plentiful. At 22 dollars a car the entry fee seems fair until..... The bad: Get there early if you want a no hassle parking spot as there is nowhere near enough parking as I found out the hard way. The local constables are only to happy to write you a 92 dollar improper parking ticket if you try to be creative with where you put your vehicle . WARNING: There are unmarked handicapped parking spots located in the main lot just down from the pavilion. Your only clue will be painted symbols on the pavement which of course will be parked on top of and parking on any ( kinda ) grass is a no no as well. Best of luck.

Topher Crunch

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Great beach for the family. There is free parking which is a plus. Bring a cooler for food and drinks. If you forgot, no worries they have food shops near the changing and bathrooms. Great relaxing summer spot, if your looking to get away for the day.

John Roy

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Best state campground in Connecticut. We have been camping here twice a year for the past 20 years. The sites are large, the beach is close by and the park is clean and well kept despite the huge crowds at the nearby beach. The state has recently added a paved bike path that runs the length of the park. This wind path is a big improvement over riding the road out to Meigs Point.