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Rocky Neck State Park

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Color of the beach is murky, but kids had fun

We went when the tide was high, but we went without checking the tide schedule. Still, the kids had... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
A friend's wedding

We visited this park for a friend's wedding. It's a very nice place to visit. It was clean and... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
150 Great Wolf Drive
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  • Terrible6%
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Reviewed 2 days ago

great little beach for a day trip with the kids, stay all the way to the left side of the beach if you have little ones, the water is shallow and the kids can play freely

Thank efguzik
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a park that has the infrastructure to avoid many hassle: Easy parking, showers, large beach, picnic areas, ... You will find about anything to spend quality time, especially for families.

Thank 490Christophe
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We went when the tide was high, but we went without checking the tide schedule. Still, the kids had fun digging in the sand and boogie boarding. I recommend the East side... as there are two sides - East and West. It was a bit...More

Thank hockeyyogatravel
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This campground has a major skunk problem. I saw skunks just feet from my campsite every night. I was woken by a skunk rubbing up against my tent one night which is way too close for my comfort. The restrooms need a good power washing;...More

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We've been coming here for years but this summer we visited many times - on cool days, sunny days, hot days and overcast days and found this beach relaxing. It's a great place for kids. When the tide is out - it's way out! I...More

2  Thank Ann622
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The camp area is beautiful and shady! Nice paved roads make it a perfect spot for kids (and adults) to ride bikes. I love that the beach is a short drive or ride from the camp areas. Flush toilets (in beach area and campground) make...More

Thank viz283
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We visited this park for a friend's wedding. It's a very nice place to visit. It was clean and parking wasn't bad. Overall, I liked it!

Thank 404ivettem
Reviewed 14 July 2018

I'm not sure why people are commenting on not being able to have floats or boogie boards. You can only in the sandbar area. The area where the lifeguards are you cannot have floatation devices. I enjoy Rocky Neck of course it's going to be...More

2  Thank Michele D
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We went on a very, very hot day, and even though it was noon (a time nobody should be out in the sun!) we had trouble finding a spot to put down our stuff. It was a bit crowded for my tastes. I would normally...More

1  Thank elizamarsh
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Perfect for families with little kids. Water is shallow, usually warm as it is on Long Island Sound, and there is little to no waves. The only downside I saw on this visit is that they have restricted the use of flotation devices. I saw...More

4  Thank Toni M
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29 August 2017|
Response from TaraMahn | Reviewed this property |
I am not familiar with the cabins. Sorry.
18 August 2017|
Response from gregmNY | Reviewed this property |
not that I know of. they sells snacks and drinks abd have showers. But never seen umbrella rentals
14 August 2017|
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Response from Maria S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are roomy and there are several of them.