Hammonasset Beach State Park
3 miles long sandy beach, cycling trails, nature reserve center, bird watching, pretty walks and incredible sunsets all year around.
Fun beach with bathrooms and changing rooms. Can get crowded on the weekends, and parking can be expensive for cars without Connecticut license plates.
Bike to the beach and campground, go fishing or swimming, collect shells, or people watch. Free to drive in for CT residents.
State Park - free admission. Gorgeous beaches, trails, Nature Center. Great for walking, biking, dog-walking, hiking.
Point of Interest
“The Long Wharf Theatre (www.longwharf.org) is renowned for innovative and remarkable theatre. The Long Wharf from childhood to current, has never failed to deliver.”
“Sophisticated hilltop tasting room offering a range of wines, guided tours & scenic vineyard views.”
“Smaller and less flashy than Stony Creek Brewery, but still great beer and a great place to visit with some friends. Some like Thimble Island better than Stony Creek. ”
“Stony Creek in Branford is like an artist's colony. Visit the beach, take the tour boat, but also be sure to stop in to the various shops there, where locals take painting lessons and gather in friend's houses every week to paint together.”
“Very popular with the locals. 1 of 2 breakfast places located on the Branford town green that we recommend for breakfast - the other is G Cafe just up the street from Common Grounds.”