• The beach is accessed through a short tunnel under the railroad tracks, which is the inspiration for the name Hole-In-The-Wall. Its white-sand beach slopes next to a swimming area sheltered by a stone jetty. To the right is McCook Point and to the left is the Niantic Bay Boardwalk. Enjoy a nice relaxing day at the beach, a walk on the boardwalk or on Main Street to enjoy the community of Niantic. A beach pass is required to access the beach between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Below is some information and links to our special events within the park and the Town of East Lyme.

Questions or concerns within the park can be sent to: Parks and Recreation Email or 860-739-5828.

Hole-In-The-Wall Beach

Hole-In-The-Wall Beach

At the Park

At The Beach/Boardwalk

  • Beach Hours: 8:00AM – 8:30PM
  • Boardwalk Hours: Open Hours 24/7

Beach Rules

  • Lifeguards on duty in designated swim area only. When lifeguards are off duty, swim at your own risk.
  • ONLY United States Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices (PFD) are permitted in designated swim areas. Mask and Fins are permitted, NO snorkels.
  • Absolutely NO tobacco-related products or alcohol.
  • Do not feed the seagulls!
  • No Ball Playing or Frisbees permitted in the designated swim areas.
  • No domestic animals permitted from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
  • Mobi-Chairs available: Please see a lifeguard.

Boardwalk Rules

  • No Dogs (Except Service Dogs as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act)
  • No Bikes
  • No Skateboards
  • No Rollerblades
  • No Scooters
  • Absolutely NO tobacco-related products or alcohol.
  • The placing of memorabilia, trinkets, and padlocks, etc. is prohibited on railings,
    chain link fencing or benches

Public Events in the Park