Jul 21, 2011
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Weekend Discovery: Ocean Beach Park

Weekend Discovery: Ocean Beach Park

Courtesy of Ocean Beach Park

With temperatures expected to hit the triple digits this weekend, you might not be able to beat the heat, but a trip to the shore might at least provide a little relief.

Along the Connecticut shoreline, there's few more fun places to put your toes in the sand and enjoy the waterside breeze (what there is of it!), than Ocean Beach Park in New London. In addition to the 50-acre parcel along Long Island Sound with "sugar white" sand, Ocean Beach offers other amenities such as half-mile boardwalk, Olympic size swimming pool, miniature golf course, water slides, carousel rides, spray pad and an arcade. If you get hungry, there's also a food court with ice cream and a snack bar.

Even though it may be better to spend your time in the water this weekend, Ocean Beach Park offers events throughout the week, including a Cruise Night every Monday and Beach Blanket Movie Nights on Tuesdays, as well as regular magic shows and musical performances. Fireworks are even scheduled for Friday, July 29.

Enjoy the beach this weekend, and try to stay cool!

For more info, visit ocean-beach-park.com.

Weekend Discovery: Ocean Beach Park

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