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Ocean Beach Park

98 Neptune Ave, New London, CT 06320-2835
+1 860-447-3031
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October visit

We were in New London for a visit and just wanted to get down to the water and stroll along the... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
CAdele W
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
Soft Sand Soothing Surf

When I take my fair Irish skin to the beach, I have to be very careful. That's the best part about... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Joobie
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Windham, Connecticut
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New England's finest beach and boardwalk attractions including mini golf course, rides, water slides, kiddy spray park, olympic pool, arcade, gift shop, food concessions, cafe with restaurant, banquet and catering facilities, picnic area, health club, nature walk
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“mini golf” (34 reviews)
“water slides” (26 reviews)
“kiddie rides” (16 reviews)
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98 Neptune Ave, New London, CT 06320-2835
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"water slides"
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"kiddie rides"
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"board walk"
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"nice boardwalk"
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"off season"
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"car show"
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"on duty"
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"volleyball nets"
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"huge pool"
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We were in New London for a visit and just wanted to get down to the water and stroll along the beach. We found Ocean Beach to be a perfect place for our jaunt. There were only a few people on the beach, but it...More

Thank CAdele W
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David S, General Manager at Ocean Beach Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thanks so much for your great review and description of your day here! Its a great time of year to visit us. We hope you can do it again soon!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

When I take my fair Irish skin to the beach, I have to be very careful. That's the best part about Ocean Beach, you can do other things besides lay on the beach. The arcade is a lot of fun & if you like classic...More

Thank Joobie
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David S, General Manager at Ocean Beach Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thanks so much for your nice description of the park and your five star review! Always great to hear from someone who has been coming here for so many years. You ROCK! Thanks again

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Good place, games, pool, Verizon nice, restaurants, exceptional beach , very clean, concerts, kids enjoyed

Thank Marcos G
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David S, General Manager at Ocean Beach Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thanks for your review. Great to hear that your kids enjoyed the park. That's what we are all about. We appreciate it!

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Nice beach crowded during the season but during the off-season nice beach. little cove that goes to Waterford Beach and Harkness State Park. low tide is when you should cross over to waterford. be careful of swift current during low tide. somewhat big waves get...More

Thank Justin M
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David S, General Manager at Ocean Beach Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

We truly appreciate your five star review, but don't recommend crossing the creek or leaving Ocean Beach Park. You don't have lifeguard coverage there and are actually entering another park and town so it can be dangerous. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We used to come here when I was a child - lots of good memories. It has changed quite a bit since then, but still is a beautiful place. This is of course, the off season, and it was nice to walk without the crowds.

Thank Alison P
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David S, General Manager at Ocean Beach Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Alison, Thanks so much for your great review and description of the park. Nice to hear you have good memories here. We appreciate it!

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

I could not believe that the park charges so much for people to park and visit. The lot appears to be crumbling and in decline. It they charged less perhaps more people would visit to help repair the parking lot, bring business and create more...More

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David S, General Manager at Ocean Beach Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Hello and thanks for your review. Our main parking is in good shape but we do have a dirt overflow field for busier days. The lot was actually crack sealed just last year. We feel our fees are a bargain for what we provide especially...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the nicer beaches around here, water isn't too rough, sand is clean, the board walk is clean but not so many things to do here, worth a quick stop to check out or spend a few hours sitting in the sandMore

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David S, General Manager at Ocean Beach Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Hello and thanks for your review, In addition to the beach we do have a great boardwalk, banquet facilities, Café with restaurant, Food Galley, Ice Cream Stand, Health Club, Arcade, Rides, Waterslides, Mini Golf, Olympic Pool, Nature walks, Kayak tours, kids spray park, playground, picnic...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I love this beach. So much to do. It's my favorite beach. I plan on going back next summer. It's has water slide , pool, gym & etc.

Thank Antmonie
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David S, General Manager at Ocean Beach Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thanks so much for your great review! We appreciate it and look forward to your visit next summer!

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

You will find an advertising brochure calling Ocean Beach Park in New London "New England's Finest Beach and Boardwalk" at motels and restaurants all around New England. It states "Your parking fee includes admission for everyone in your car!" That sounds like a good deal...More

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David S, General Manager at Ocean Beach Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

NOTHING we do here is deceptive...NOTHING. Could you have assumed that for $17.00 for up to five people (less than $4.00 each) you would get the pool, kiddie rides, sandwiches etc? Nowhere do we say its included. All of our literature would point you to...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Beach was nice but small, my son spent a lot of time in the alcove and enjoyed watching the crabs, snails & eels. The beach was clean nice activities and water park for small children. My disappointment was the baths were dirty. A nice little...More

Thank ginadecerbo
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sharonlaflamme
5 September 2017|
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Response from David S | Property representative |
During very nice weekends after Labor Day there may be a reduced parking charge so we can clean, keep restrooms open etc but the attractions typically close and there are no lifeguards so no swimming is allowed. The park is... More
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c0leman5
21 August 2017|
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Response from David S | Property representative |
Hello, We do allow boogie boards and flotation devices at the beach as long as they are used safely and don't affect the safety or enjoyment of your kids or others. We always caution people that they are not safety devices... More
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CharlotteRyan16
15 August 2017|
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Response from David S | Property representative |
Thanks for the help! We do have changing rooms and technically the beach is at the mouth of Long Island sound so we enjoy the salt water of the Atlantic with calmer water than some other places. We hope to see you soon!
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