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View of the beach at Railroad Beach, East Lyme
View of the beach at Railroad Beach, East Lyme
This beach, also known as “Amtrak Beach,” was given to the town by Amtrak. It provides a less crowded alternative to other nearby municipal beaches and there is no parking fee to access this narrow strip of sandy beach. To help you locate this site follow the brown and white Long Island Sound access signs.
To help you reach Railroad Beach, some routes leading to this site are posted with the brown and white Long Island Sound Access sign Long Island Sound Access sign.

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 Location
View interactive map of Railroad Beach Old Rope Ferry Road/Route 156
East Lyme, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to exit 74. Follow Flanders Road/Route 161 south. Follow until intersection with Route 156. Turn left onto Route 156. Turn left onto the site's access road under the Route 156 bridge at the boardwalk just before it cross the Niantic River.
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From the West: Take I-95 North to exit 72. Turn right onto the Rocky Neck Connector. Follow until end and then turn left onto Route 156 East. Turn left onto the site's access road under the Route 156 bridge at the boardwalk just before it cross the Niantic River.
 Parking
Parking Lot
 Site Contact Information
Website -Town of East Lyme
Address -108 Pennsylvania Avenue
 Niantic, CT 06357
 Activities
CrabbingCrabbing
FishingFishing
ShellfishingShellfishing
Unsupervised SwimmingUnsupervised Swimming
 Environment
Harbor SettingHarbor Setting
Intertidal FlatIntertidal Flat
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Sandy BeachSandy Beach

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