PARKING / AMENITIES
Saturday August 25, 2018 at Ocean Beach Park, south part of New London, CT
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 $24 per carload but one can park on nearby streets and walk-in for $6 per person. Bicycles at walk-in rate. Special tickets in advance – lunch and parking for $20!
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.
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.
Groton Inn & Suites is the Official Hotel of New London Pride and is offering special rates to festival goers. This gay-friendly hotel is just over the bridge in Groton on Rte. 12. In addition to other hotels in the region, there are also many gay-owned bed and breakfast throughout Southeastern Connecticut.
Groton Inn & Suites, Groton, CT ($110/night – Fri/Sat/Sun – limited rooms available – reserve by July 24, 2016)
Holiday Inn, Downtown New London, CT
Best Western Olympic Inn, Groton, CT
Some gay-owned B&B’s in area: Old Mystic Inn, House of 1833 and Mermaid Inn
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 on Bank – 463 Bank Street
Go to After-Party at New London’s Premier Gay Bar!
O’Neill’s Brass Rail – 52 Bank Street