The large stone pavilion, diverse trail systems, and gently sloping beach make this park ideal for families. Try crabbing or ... More
Rocky Neck State Park
The large stone pavilion, diverse trail systems, and gently sloping beach make this park ideal for families. Try crabbing or fishing. Look for hawks, cranes, and herons. Rocky Neck provides something for all members of the family.
We camped in a trailer with two older kids. This is a great campground with large campsites, most are grassy (some are wooded). There are no hookups on any of the sites. The only negative I can say is our site was in an open grassy area near the bathrooms, people kept walking through our site to go to the bathroom. The bathrooms were pretty clean and the showers were free (and hot). There is a dump station so we were able to use the bathroom in our trailer too. You definitely need a bike, the walk to the beach is a bit long although it is a nice scenic trail along the marshy area. You can drive around to go to the beach if you want. We also visited the Book Barn down the street and I highly recommend going there.
The cost for a campsite was reasonable. The campsites were not cramped at all...there's a lot of open space for kids to run around and play frisbee, volleyball, badminton, etc. It's safe for bikes and scooters. The bathrooms were clean, and stocked with supplies - they were actually cleaner than some private campgrounds we've stayed at. The beach was nice, and although the water was a little cold, it was shallow enough to provide a safe area for children. Concession stand was a little pricey (i.e., $3.00 for a corn dog), but it was convenient if you needed a drink or something to eat and did not bring anything with you. There are plenty of picnic tables near the pavilion for table top grills, as well as adjacent to the beach and within the parking area. The only disappointment was the posted notices on the bathroom doors advertising activities at the Nature Center...we went to one activity and no staff showed up so we left and didn't check out anything else that was advertised. But there's plenty to do without organized events, anyway. All in all, a great experience!
I grew up with vacations on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard and was skeptical of the Connecticut shoreline. With arrival of two daughters, I needed a beach close to home for day trips. Someone suggested Rocky Neck and eight years later, I am still going 4-5 times a summer. Rocky Neck is definately a beach for young kids. The beach has soft white sand, the water is generally warm and shallow with no undertoe. The view of eastern Long Island is intriguing and there is a fabulous oldies station (92.1 FM)that is like no other. The constant whirl of commuter and freight trains adds to the excitement for the kids. Bathroom/Shower facilities are adequate. I still go to the Cape but Rocky Neck has become a special place for our family.
Beautiful campsites,and very large. Bathrooms all seemed close by, and ours was very clean. Campground was very quiet at night. The beach is beautiful, but it is a bit of a hike...you may want to bring bikes or roller blades for the trails, which are very nice, and will help you get to the beach quicker...or you can drive down to the beach. There didn't seem to be any camping or cooking on the beach though. I believe it closed at sinset.
This Sleep Inn is located approximately five miles from Mohegan Resort Casino and 60 miles from TF Green Airport. The
property is also three miles from Rocky Neck State Park, seven miles from Essex Steam Train, eight miles from ...
Immerse yourself in outstanding waterfront views and mouth watering food. Whether you're enjoying a romantic dinner for two, Sunday lunch
with the family, or a casual evening in the bar, you won't be disappointed. Love outdoor dining? Settle in ...
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