found this place looking for beach camping in Connecticut. Anyone stayed here? How was it?
We’ve been and posted a review on theDryrt. Copied below… I think it depends what you’re looking for and what time of year you visit. We were there in July and it was super busy and filled wth family and kids (not our thing). I bet it’s nice when it is empty. Any specific questions?
Hammonasset Beach State Park Campground is huge, family-friendly, and has direct beach access from the campground. There is no lifeguard on duty at the campground beach but lifeguards patrol the beach a mile or so north within the park. Smaller (car-top) boats can be launched from this area as well.
The campsites do NOT include a fire pit (or grill). You must bring your own or there are fire tub rentals available at the campground store.
The park includes a Nature Center complete with exhibits and activities, and hiking trails. Bald eagles can be seen on the nature reserve.
Expect long lines at the state park entrance fee station on the weekend if the weather is nice.