McCook Point Park

41.317528, -72.199310
12 Atlantic Street
Niantic, CT 06357
(860) 739-5828
New London County

McCook Point Park is a small scenic beach adjoined to Hole in the Wall Beach by McCook Point, each overlooking Niantic Bay. The beach area and park are immaculate with newer bathroom facilities. Light stripes of seaweed from high-tide are near the water’s edge while the remainder of the beach has minimal debris mixed in the sand. The slope to the water is gradual, and the waves are minimal due to Long Island Sound.

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Hours Of Operation

8am to sunset

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Parking is available steps away from the beach and at McCook Point where the playground and picnic area are located.
The parking information below is from the Town Of East Lyme Beach Pass Information page.
Permits/passes are required on all vehicles Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Walk in passes are required for guests over the age of 16. Permits will be sold from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm throughout the season. From May 19 – June 30th the office will extend the office hours on Thursday’s to 7:00 p.m. Season passes will be sold on Saturday mornings through June 25th between the hours of 8:30-11:00 at the park and rec office.
Monday through Thursday, day passes are available at the McCook Point Park lower bath house.
On weekends, day passes are available all of the three beach locations.
To obtain a season permit, ALL applicants must present their valid car registration at time of purchase. If you are new to town, please bring your tax bill or lease to expedite the process.
To avoid lines, you can mail in a copy of your registration, a copy of your latest tax bill (if vehicle is not registered to an East Lyme/Niantic address), the fee (checks payable to Town of East Lyme) and a self addressed envelope, and we will process your request and mail your beach pass to you.
Resident $35.00
Resident (Add’l car) $25.00
Senior (62 & over) $15.00
Non-Resident $100.00
Resident Day Parking $10.00
Non-Resident Day Parking (Monday through Friday) $25.00
Non-Resident Day Parking (Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays) $30.00
Non-Resident Day Walk In $10.00
Non-Resident Season Walk In $50.00

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Life Guard

On-duty 9am – 5pm

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Not allowed

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Primarily a carry in/carry out facility, food vendors are available within a minutes’ drive.

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Hotels/motels and rentals are within a few minutes drive.

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Not allowed May 1st – September 30th; allowed October 1st – April 30th on a leash

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Picnic Area

There is a table available that is beach-side; other tables are available in the shaded park area, including a pavilion.

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Available at McCook Point

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Public Transportation


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Restrooms / Showers

Restrooms and showers for rinsing are available on-site with additional restrooms available near the playground.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding


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Walking Trails

The walking trail leads from McCook Point Park to McCook Point to Hole in the Wall Beach.

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Water Quality


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Water Temperature
Click on “view more buoy data” to view water temperature.

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