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Harvey's Beach

Route 154, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
+1 860-395-3152
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this beach is disgusting and dirty

There was trash all over the parking lot overflowing and the beach had trash everywhere. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Springfield, Massachusetts
Great little find in Old Saybrok

My husband and I love this beach - it is usually crowded but that is what we like - to see kids... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen H
Meriden, Connecticut, United States
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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“low tide” (16 reviews)
“small beach” (4 reviews)
“parking fee” (4 reviews)
Route 154, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
+1 860-395-3152
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was trash all over the parking lot overflowing and the beach had trash everywhere. It was filthy!! I was terrified to let my grandchildren play in the sand!! The food cart was closed and the bathroom was one stall!

Thank annevalex2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I love this beach - it is usually crowded but that is what we like - to see kids playing in the sand and water and the fun family atmosphere. People on this beach are always so very friendly too. Its a...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get here before 11am for a good spot especially if you have a sun tent! There is a delicious concession cart called Kim's, hot dogs and grilled cheeses are delicious and reasonable prices! Tiny beach with playground, bathrooms and concessions Shallow water Beautiful area

Thank Tara C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Ok, we are new to the area and were a bit disappointed to find that it was mostly a kids/parents type of a beach. And there is a a big area that looks like a black hole and has some kind of swampy looking grass...More

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 15 September 2016

this beach is a very good for family gathers is so peaceful and the people are so friendly i recommend it

Thank maria g
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Harvey's Beach is a small beach visited by small groups and families. The very shallow beach exposed at low tide for lots of shell hunting. The sheltered beach does not have big waves, so safe swimming for young swimmers is very enjoyable.

Thank Rick E
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This beach is way less crowded than Hamonnaseth beach , which is near this beach. Water stays below knee level for about 300-400 feet. So it is very nice to go with Kids. Parking fee was $20 which I felt very high. There is not...More

2  Thank Saurabh G
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My family of boys and their cousins, ranging from ages 13 to 1, loved this beach. It was perfect for the little baby, and the bigger kids. They saw schools of fish, found some really good rocks to skip, and the water was low enough...More

Thank jbt2009
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stopped by simply to get a glimpse of it, as we were guests at the nearby Saybrook Point Inn. It's the closest beach to the Inn and I believe the Inn provides a free parking pass, but even with that, I wouldn't go. The...More

2  Thank T D
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We stayed whole day and enjoyed ocean tides. It was referred by Econolodge hotel staff and it is worth of visiting while you are in town. you may don't see many people sometimes in a day but it was good since you get some quate...More

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14 August 2016|
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Response from bjproducts | Reviewed this property |
It's on Great Hammock Rd. If you hit the beach with parking on both sides of the road, you've passed it. You have to go by a booth to get into the parking lot.
8 August 2015|
Response from MaryC3 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there are any additional charges beyond parking, but you would have to check with the town of Old Saybrook. They run the beach.