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A Walk At Rocky Neck Niantic CT

I like to get outdoors and walk, especially if it's a natural beautiful surrounding. I enjoy sharing my favorite spots with others.

Rocky Neck - View From The Boardwalk

Rocky Neck - View From The Boardwalk

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.

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

Do you like easy walks by the seashore? - Or, tell me what you do like

CruiseReady from East Central Florida on August 24, 2012:

I do take walks by the sea!

The walking bridge under the railroad bridge make a really pretty picture.

anonymous on June 26, 2012:

Yes, I do. I'm trying to figure out why I Liked this lens and didn't leave a comment before. I must have been a hurry that day. I posted this to FaceBook this time. :)

Sherry Venegas from La Verne, CA on May 03, 2012:

And I need to go to Ct very soon.

angelsigh on April 12, 2012:

I love CT :D