Beach/Parking Passes

Parking permits begin being sold on April 4th at the Parks & Recreation Office.  Permits will be sold from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 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 2022 Seasonal Passes
Resident Season Pass              $ 45.00
Resident Season (Add’l car)      $ 35.00
Resident Senior (62 & over)       $ 20.00
Resident with Handicap Pass     $ 10.00
*Non-Resident Season Pass      $175.00

Fees for Day passes and Weekly passes
Resident Day Pass                        $15.00
*Non-resident Day Pass Weekday  $40.00
*Non-resident Day Pass Weekend  $50.00
*Weekly Visitor Pass(Seven Consecutive days) $100.00

As of Saturday, May 28 (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 tentatively mid-June.

Our passes will be sold inside at the community center in a manner that keeps our patrons and our staff as safe as possible. A vehicle registration and proof of residency/taxpayer status must be shown to purchase a pass.
*Beach and parking capacity may fluctuate as our staff observes how social distancing is taking place on the beaches and park.