Hammonasset Beach State Park

City: Madison

Hammonasset Beach State Park is the largest shoreline park in Connecticut. It spans over 2,000 acres of coastal landscape and includes two miles of sandy beachfront, tidal marshes, and grassy dunes. The park’s main attraction is its expansive sandy beach, which provides plenty of space for swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing. Visitors can also enjoy various recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, and windsurfing. For those who prefer land-based activities, the park has picnic areas, nature trails, and a campground, making it the perfect spot for outdoor recreation and relaxation.

Hammonasset Beach State Park is home to diverse ecosystems, including tidal marshes, coastal dunes, and saltwater wetlands. These habitats support a wide range of plant and animal species, including shorebirds, waterfowl, and migratory birds. Birdwatchers come to the park to observe species such as osprey, herons, and plovers.

The park offers various visitor amenities, including restrooms, showers, concession stands, and picnic shelters. It also offers playgrounds, sports fields, and interpretive programs for visitors of all ages. The Meigs Point Nature Center provides educational exhibits and programs on the park’s natural history and ecology.

Hammonasset offers over 550 grassy campsites and several rustic cabins. Fee for out-of-state vehicles. Daily 8 a.m.-sunset.


1288 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443, USA