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CT beaches come close to reaching capacity limits on Monday

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Crowds rushed to Hammonasset Beach State Park on Monday. (WFSB) Crowds rushed to Hammonasset Beach State Park on Monday. (WFSB)
MADISON, CT (WFSB) -

On a hot and humid day, Crowds headed out to Hammonasset Beach State Park to check out how beach goers and campers were staying cool.

The temperatures may be high, but there was no shortage of fun for these kids at Hammonasset

Ava Kelly, 11, said the water is the only way to go.

It feels very nice because it's so hot out today,” Kelly said.

Over on the campsite, a trio was keeping cool with the beach breeze. New London resident Sandra Tosta and her mom said the beach is just too hot.

We have not been at the beach,” Clare Schofield, of Tolland, said. “It's too warm for us to be at the beach." 

Here is much cooler, believe it or not,” Tosta said. “There was less breeze at the ocean, where the beach was, than there is right here."

Park rangers and supervisors said they made their rounds on Monday to make sure people are taking the necessary precautions in this kind of heat.

Not too many people have air conditioning in there campers so everybody's feeling it,” Hammonasset Beach State Park supervisor Bill Mattioli said.

We have some pop ups to stay in the shade,” Jane Verney, who was staying on campgrounds, said. That's really all you can do. It's too hot. Stay sheltered and water."

Hammonasset officials said most of its 570 camp sites were full, which is normal for this time of year. 

 People are advised to avoid strenuous activity and never leave children or pets in the car. Police said remember to look before you lock.

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