EAST LYME, Conn. (WTNH) — At Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme, people were already enjoying the sand, sun and water, with some even swimming on Friday.
This weekend, temperatures are expected to rise into the 90s, so there could be a lot more people at Rocky Neck and other beaches around the state.
“[I] just wanted to have some fun in the beautiful weather,” said Kyle Gregoire of Salem.
Some who came to the beach on Friday were happy to avoid the crowds.
“I’m glad we’re here today because it’s a lot more nicer and quieter,” said Steve Timmons of Manchester.
Despite the seemingly perfect beach weather, the high temperatures and cool water could pose an issue to anyone hitting the shores this weekend.
DEEP has issued a warning that if people decide to go to the beach, to keep safety in mind. This is because the Sound, as well as inland bodies of water, are only in the 50-degree range and people could give hypothermia.
Plus, there will be no lifeguards on duty for the next week. They don’t start to keep watch over the state beaches until Memorial Day weekend.
There also will not be any lifeguards on duty.