| Connecticut Coastal Access Guide||Explore the Connecticut Shore |
Hole-in-the-Wall Beach, East Lyme
This 62-acre State park is managed for the Connecticut DEEP by Quinnipiac University. There is also access to the Park from Short Beach Road, where trails lead to the waterfront or "marina" portion of the Park. The site provides outstanding views of the Farm River and excellent birding opportunities. The Park’s waterfront is accessed by foot from a small public parking area adjacent to an electrically-controlled gate at the site's access road off Mansfield Grove Road. The Park is closed at sunset to the general public and dogs must be on leash. The docks at the site are reserved for the exclusive use of those renting these facilities. Launching of canoes and kayaks at the Farm River State Park is limited to those holding a boat launch pass. Applications for boat launch passes and more information are available from the Quinnipiac University Community Boating Program. Dock rentals at the site for motorized vessels are also made available to the public once a year through a lottery system administered by Quinnipiac University. Contact the University at 203-582-3777 for more information on how to apply for boat launch passes and dock rentals.
|East Lyme (Niantic), Connecticut|
|Yes. Contact Town of East Lyme for fee schedule.|
|From the East: Take I-95 South to exit 74. Turn left onto Route 161/Flanders Road, which turns into Pennsylvania Avenue. Follow to end where it meets Main Street. Turn right onto Main Street, continue west for approximately .3 miles, then turn left onto Baptist Lane, proceeding to the end of the road.|
|From the West: Take I-95 North to exit 72, which is the Rocky Neck Connector. Turn right onto the Rocky Neck Connector. Follow .5 miles until the intersection with Route 156/West Main Street. Turn left onto West Main Street. Continue on West Main Street for approximately 2.9 miles. West Main Street becomes Main Street. Turn right onto Baptist Lane, proceeding to the end of the road.|
|Parts of the site offering views of the water are wheelchair accessible. Some facilities/uses listed may not be fully accessible to the mobility-impaired.|
| Site Contact Information|
|Website -||Town of East Lyme|
|Address -||108 Pennsylvania Avenue|
| ||Niantic, CT 06357||
|Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)|
|Fronting Long Island Sound|
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