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Harvey's Beach

Route 154, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
860-395-3152
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Ranked #4 of 10 attractions in Old Saybrook
Type: Beaches
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English first
Essex, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The chill of the long winter has abated, so with some tasty take-out and our hoodies zipped up, we visited the beach yesterday at sunset. We line up alongside the other few cars regulars who come to take a stroll, walk the dog, play on the swings, read in their car or have an after work coffee and a smoke.... More

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Austin, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Sandbars are the best! Going at high tide limits your options. With sand bars you have hundreds of yard of beach.

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USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Harvey's Beach has been a family favorite for years. It's different because at low tide the beach extends way off into Long Island Sound. That right, Harvey's Beach sits in front of a huge sandbar which is exposed during low tide. That's something different and a lot of fun.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I love this beach. The waves are tiny, perfect for little guppies who think they can swim but really can't. Thee is a changeling room, cold shower to rinse off, and toilets open during the day. Spend an hour or spend a day. Read more about this place and others nearby on my blog: www.familyof5onthego.blogspot.com

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This was our family's first time at a beach in Old Saybrook. We all enjoyed ourselves and the difference from the open water and waves of Westerly was a welcome one. The ever changing tides, inlets, tidal pools, soft sand underfoot, and endlessly shallow wading water are fun. That said, walking and walking and never getting up to shoulder level... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Harvey's Beach is a gem esp. at low tide. There a many small pools which are great for small children to play and explore. At low tide one can have a long walk up and down the beach from early season until well into October. During high tide the beach is somewhat small and one has to walk thru about... More

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New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

If you are looking for deep water swimming, this is not the beach for you. You can walk out forever. We think it is just a beautiful little beach in a huge cove with amazing tidal pools at low tide, breezy. great walking beach at low tide, with all sorts of sandbars. Sunsets are terrific. Often breezy enough to see... More

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conn
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Nice area, and maybe it's because we went to a portion of the beach as it was very small and nothing like you see in the picture. We ended up going with my brother and sister in-law and there was not a lot of room on the beach... Only around 30 people, so you have to get there early on... More

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Norwich, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

sand sun water. not sure how I am going to make 100 word review. But we had a great day here. And every other day we went back.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

I don't know where those photos were taken. Surely it was not from this "Beach". The scenery was not too bad and thankfully for the water is Wet. You cannot walk this beach.

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