How to Plan a Great Day at Hammonasset Beach State Park

Hammonasset Beach State Park

This summer, when you plan your vacation to Mystic, you don’t want to skip the beach! There are a handful of great beaches in the area that provide a fun opportunity to relax and blow off some steam. Hammonasset Beach State Park is one of those places you’ll be reluctant to leave. The vast beach there gives you plenty of space to spread out, plus all the amenities of a state park. Here’s how to plan a great beach day at Hammonasset Beach State Park.

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How to Enjoy Hammonasset Beach State Park

Just about 40 minutes from Mystic, Hammonasset Beach State Park offers a beautiful Connecticut beach experience sure to be a highlight of your vacation here. The park is the largest shoreline park in the state, meaning you have all kinds of room to spread out and roam the beach. With two miles of beach, you’re going to love having the space to have a fun day at the beach! Here are a few great ways to enjoy the park!

  • Bike paths at the park are a great way to take in the scenery the park offers, and are a fun way to spend time together!
  • Pack a picnic! The park has ample picnic areas for you to pack a lunch or dinner. Imagine a fun picnic at the beach!
  • Fishing is another great way to enjoy Hammonasset Beach State Park, but only at Meig’s Point Jetty and West Beach Jetty during peak season from 8 a.m. to sunset.
  • Take a family hike on the winding walking trails throughout the park! This is a great way to see the geology of the park, as well as wildlife and great views of the ocean!
  • Meigs Point Nature Center is a fun way to see the highlights of the park all in one place. The nature center opened in 2016 and is the perfect place to take the kids.

Park Amenities

  • Bathrooms
  • Boardwalk
  • Car Top Boat Launch
  • Concessions
  • Nature Center
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnic Tables
  • Showers

Plan a Beach Day During Your Next Mystic Visit

When you plan your next visit to Mystic, be sure to make time for a visit to Hammonasset Beach State Park! You won’t regret it! Set out from Stonecroft Country Inn for a fun day trip to the beach! Here at the inn, our rooms and amenities will make you feel right at home. So, browse our availability and see for yourself how great your vacation can be! And, if you’re looking for great ways to take advantage of all our area has to offer, then download our free Vacation Guide!