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Balmy October beach day

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A couple wanting to be know only as Steve and Katalin of Danbury join other beachgoers reveling in the late season sun and unseasonably warm weather at Ocean Beach Park in New London Wednesday Oct. 2, 2013. Steve and Katalin say that Ocean Beach is their favorite beach and have been coming to the beach for 50 years.

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Madison Kwasinskas, 3, of Naugatuck, plays in a sand castle she found constructed on the beach at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme as her grandmother Margaret Dunn looks-on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Dunn watches Madison while her parents are at work and decided to drive down for some shopping in Old Saybrook and an impromptu trip to the beach on a summer-like day in October.

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A scattering of beachgoers bask in the sun on Amtrak Beach in East Lyme Wednesday, October 2, 2013.

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Beachgoers mingle with the resident seagulls as they catch some late season sun and unseasonably warm weather at Ocean Beach Park in New London Wednesday Oct. 2, 2013.

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Peter Milstein of Mystic reads a book after eating his lunch at Esker Point Beach in Groton Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Milstein said he wants to "take advantage of summer as long as it lasts."

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Jonathan Erazo, 3, of Groton walks along the waters edge while at Esker Point Beach in Groton with his mother, Johanna Erazo and his friend, Jose Esteban De la Cruz, 4, at Eastern Point Beach in Groton Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.