A Walk At Rocky Neck Niantic CT
Walking At Rocky Neck And Things To Do In Niantic
Rocky Neck is a Connecticut State Park and a popular beach in the summer. It's so popular, that in the summer, on a hot day or holiday, they run out of parking.
Rocky Neck is great walking, off season, when you can enjoy the quiet of the seashore with no hassle. Also there are no parking fees, early spring, late fall and winter days.
I enjoy walking here on summer evenings. If you have a season pass or a Charter Oak pass this is economically feasible.
Check the Rocky Neck website to find out when there is no parking fee. There is also information on their campgrounds and beaches.
More Information On Rocky Neck
See the links below for more information before you go.
- State DEP Rocky Neck Information
For more information on fees and permits and seasonal passes. Also, hours of operation, restrictions and camping information
- Direct Link to Park Pass Information
There are season passes available. Also, if you are a Connecticut resident over 65 you are entitled to a Charter Oak pass which entitles your car and all its passengers free admission to Connecticut State Parks.
You may drive to the beach and then walk the boardwalk - Follow the signs to the beachClick thumbnail to view full-size
End Of The Path At Bride BrookClick thumbnail to view full-size
What else to do in the area? - Turn right out of Rocky Neck and keep going
I highly recommend the Book Barn which is very close by. It is a huge used book store consisting of many separate cottages. They provide free coffee and tea and there are picnic tables if you would like to bring your lunch. They have a number of rescue cats that wander freely around the property and sit on the bookshelves. There are goats that can be fed.
Don't overlook the town of Niantic itself. There are a lot of very nice little shops.
© 2011 Ellen Gregory