Beach/Parking Passes

Parking permits begin being sold on April 9th at the Parks & Recreation Office.  Permits will be sold from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. throughout the season.  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 for proof of residency to expedite the process.

We encourage you to purchase your season pass online or by mail to reduce lines at the community center, there is a $1.00 administrative fee for online pass sales. (Click the RecDesk Link on the registration page).
To purchase via mail: Mail in a copy of your vehicle registration, check payable to Town of East Lyme, stamped self-addressed envelope, and a Phone number to EL Parks & Rec, 41 Society Rd., Niantic, CT 06357.
(If your registration does not show an East Lyme address please include a copy of your East Lyme tax bill to show proof of residency).

Fees for 2024 Seasonal Passes
Resident Season Pass              $ 60
Resident Senior (62 & over)      $ 30
Resident with Handicap Pass    $ 30
Non-Resident Season Pass       $200
*Sales Tax of 6.35% will be charged on all beach passes* (Included in prices listed)

(Fees for Day passes and Weekly passes
*Sales Tax of 6.35% will be charged on all beach passes* (Included in prices listed)
Resident Weekday Pass                 $20
Resident Weekend/Holiday Pass    $30
*Non-resident Day Pass Weekday  $45
*Non-resident Day Pass Weekend  $55
*Non-resident walk-in pass              $16
*All sales at beach locations are credit card only
Non-resident walk-in fee is for 1 person 16 years or older.
Patrons 15 and under are free to walk-in.
Residents may walk-in after showing identification proving residency.

As of Saturday, May 25 (Memorial Day Weekend) all vehicles must have a parking permit to enter the parks through September 5 (Labor Day).  Park hours are 8:00 am to dusk.  Lifeguards are on duty daily from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, beginning in mid-June.

Passes are sold at the community center, a vehicle registration and proof of residency/taxpayer status must be shown to purchase a pass.

*Public Act 19-117 deleted the sales and use tax exemption for season and municipal parking lot fees.