700-acre Rocky Neck State Park features 1/2 mile of crescent-shaped sandy beach. Rocky Neck's varied terrain offers something for everyone. Clear waters and the stone-free beach with expanses of white sand make it ideal for swimming. Diverse trails within the park provide easy and interesting walks to the scenic salt marsh and to such points of interest as Baker's Cave, Tony's Nose and Shipyard. Picnickers enjoy the large stone pavilion. Bounded on the west by a tidal river and to the east by a broad salt marsh, Rocky Neck was known to both Indians and colonists as a place of abundant fish and wildlife, and today, the large marine estuary that bisects the park provides saltwater fishing opportunities, and high spring tides allow schools of alewives (herring) to swim into Bride Brook, toward inland spawning grounds. Osprey, cranes, and herons wade among cattails and rose mallow, and fishermen may catch mackerel, striped bass, blackfish, or flounder.
Posted by: TrailAPI
on December 6, 2012
ADA Accessible, Beach Combing, Beach Wheelchair, Beach With Lifeguards, Biking - Road, Bird Watching, Concession Stand, Dishwashing Station, Dump Station, Fire Rings, Fishing - Ocean, Flush Toilet, Hiking, Historic Sites, Ice Machine, Interpretive Programs, Mountain Biking, Nature Center, Nature Trail, Orienteering Course, Parking, Photography, Pit Toilet, Public Drinking Water Taps, Ranger Station, Recycling Center, Restroom, Saltwater, Scenic Overlook, Scuba Diving, Showers, Swimming, Walking, Water Drinking, Wildlife Viewing, Camping Supplies, Church, Fishing Supplies, Grocery Store, Hospital, Laundry, Restaurant, Gambling Facilities, Tourist Attractions
From $20/night to $30/night for nonresidents plus processing fee.
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Reviewed by Pickleh on March 19, 2013
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From, the pictures I'm surely looking forward to visiting this state park any time soon.
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