Saturday August 15, 2020 at Ocean Beach Park, south part of New London, CT


The beach and boardwalk will open with a reduced footprint allowing for a reduced crowd and increased social distancing.  When there is good weather there will be at least one concession stand open.  Anticipate that Ocean Beach will often close their gates to cars and walk-in patrons when they reach their new lowered capacity so it’s recommended that you don’t go there from far.  If you do visit, all swimming is at your own risk.

  • You should maintain 6 feet of distance from all others.

  • Maintain 15 feet between beach blankets.

  • 5 people maximum per group (same household).

  • Stay to your right on the boardwalk and all walkways.

  • Wear face-covering when in close contact, and always at concessions, service areas, restrooms, and attractions, unless you have health concerns or are under 2 years old.

  • If you don’t feel well, please stay home.  If you develop symptoms while here, please go home.  Do not litter and please protect our staff.  We value you and want to do all we can to keep everyone safe


  • Ocean Beach Park is located at 98 Neptune Avenue in New London along the Long Island Sound.  It has a 1/2 mile “sugar-sand” beach along with amusement rides, watersides, arcade, miniature golf, swimming pool, spray park, playground, and a nature trail.

  • The park has bathrooms, changing rooms and lockers, and outdoor showers along with cafe, lounge, bar, snack bar, and ice cream stand.  There is also a picnic area in case you would like to pack a lunch but there are no grills.

  • Parking is $23 per carload but one can park on nearby streets and walk-in for $7 per person.  Bicycles at walk-in rate.

  • Ask your friends to carpool or park downtown and take a cab or bus!  SEAT Bus #13 goes to Ocean Beach every hour during the day.  See bus and taxi links below.


Additional year round  information for Ocean Beach Park:

Parking:  (Parking charge includes admission for up to five guests)
Weekdays:    $18.00
Weekends:     $25.00
July 4:             $32.00
Evening:          $10.00 after 6:00 PM
Fireworks           $15.00
Monday Night Cruise Night  free after 5:00
Pedestrian Walk in:  $8.00
Pedestrian Fireworks  $7.00
One use Locker     $3.00
Olympic Pool   $8.00  Wrist band for re-entry 10:00-5:00 (Closed until further notice)
Mini Golf    $7.00 multiple plays (Closed until further notice)
Season pass sales window open 11:00-4:00 daily.  11:00-7:00 on Mondays during season
Season Pass    $127.00
Season Pass New London Resident:    $42.00
Flex Pass transferable between vehicles  $42.00 upgrade to above passes  Only one vehicle in the park at any time
New London Senior Citizen 62 years and over $16.00 must prove age and residency.  no flex pass available for senior passes
Below are closed until further notice:
Single ride $3.00
Half Day  11:00-1:00  or    1:00-3:00  3:00-5:00   $10.00
All Day    $15.00
Rides  various by tokens
Group Rates are available.  Please call our sales office at 860-447-3031 ext 113

More Ocean Beach Park Information Here!


Amtrak train station is located at 27 Water and State Streets in downtown New London.

Greyhound bus station is located next to the train station at 45 Water Street in downtown New London. (zip code 06320)

Local Bus (SEAT #13) runs from downtown near train station to Ocean Beach Park.  Fare is $1.50 and it is around 1/2 hour ride to/from Ocean Beach/Downtown.

Taxis are always found outside of Union Station and there are several companies you can call.

  • Red and White Taxi 860-443-2255

  • Port City Taxi 860-444-9222

  • Harry’s Taxi 860-442-4054

Ferry Boats come from Long Island, Block Island and Fishers Island and board near the train station in downtown New London.


Restaurants – Walk up and down Bank and State Streets to explore New London’s many restaurants or stop by the city’s only queer restaurant!

Dev’s Bistro – 312 State Street


LGBTQ Karaoke Wednesdays Nights

Wednesday’s at Dockside

32 Bank Street
New London, Connecticut 06320











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