I have to tell you, every time we visit Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, CT, we are impressed. I think it’s partly because of the park’s beauty and partly because we keep arriving at the perfect time of day.
When you look at the photos I posted below, you’ll see what I am talking about. There is something that makes this area very special when the sun hits the beach a certain way. I think we usually arrive at the park around 4pm, so the sun is on its way to set. The reflection of the water combined with the glow of the beach and plant life makes it just perfect.
I really think Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, CT is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to. It’s strange to say that because it’s so close by. When I think of beautiful beaches, I think of far away and exotic places – I definitely don’t think of something that’s right at our back door.
What really separates Hammonasset Beach State Park from others I have visited is the soft sand mixed with the large rocks. In the area we like to visit, Meigs Point, the rocks are all about exploring. If you visit this park, it’s a must that you spend a little time walking though and checking out what you can find. After that, climb to the top of Meigs Point and get a real view of what the area is all about. You’ll see Faulkner Island, Goose Island, Stone Island, Duck Island, Clinton, CT and Long Island, NY. It’s really a marvelous place.
As I wrote directly above, you can see Long Island, NY from Meigs Point in Hammonasset State Park. When you first get there, you kind of don’t know which was is up, but after a while it becomes clear that the land in the distance is in fact Long Island. I had to use my Droid to help me out with that one.
I am posting a bunch of photos below. I can’t believe how well they came out. Again, it was the lighting that did it. I managed to capture some quintessential Connecticut scenes…a fisherman, a sailboat, A jetty, etc… Take a look and let me know what you think.