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Address: Route 154, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone Number: 860-395-3152
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Check the tide chart first.

Lovely and large at low tide, very small at high tide. No parking attendant after 5:00 on a Saturday, so I was able to park for free.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Hartford, Connecticut

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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I needed a day to relax and we found the perfect place on the Connecticut shoreline in Old Saybrook. The beach is small maybe 100 yards wide with a beautiful view. The water is shallow and when the tide went out you were able to walk or set up your chairs really far with plenty of sandbars... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lovely and large at low tide, very small at high tide. No parking attendant after 5:00 on a Saturday, so I was able to park for free.

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Southington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

As we entered the beach, we couldn't help noticing a bad odor coming from the marshy area on the side. Hubs has always said he wasn't fond of the beaches in this area because of the pollution. Since we traveled this far from home: I wanted to go for a walk on the beach nevertheless. As we went further out... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

this beach is small and unique. at low tide you have to walk a mile to the water but it is worth it. great for little kids

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I see from the negative reviews that some people are missing the important point about checking the tides at Harvey's Beach. You really must check a tide table and go at or close to low tide. If you go at high tide, there is hardly any beach at all. At low tide there are amazing sandbars, the actual beach is... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This beach is very, very small. You have to pay to park ($10.00) which isn't a lot of money but for the size of the beach it's a lot! I think if you're a local and you are use to these types of beaches, it is fine.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

They probably raised the admission fee due to families of 10 without any beach manners ruining the beach experience for others. The last time I was there last year I ended up picking up trash that people left all over the beach and they were still there sitting on their blankets throwing potato chip and sandwich bags on the sand.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My brother and I wanted to walk along the beach and feel the sand. This beach is nothing but rocks. They charge on the weekends, which we didn't pay cause we were there less then 5 mins and left.

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This beach is perfect for young families especially. Not much to walk when the tide is in, but when the tide is low, you can walk for miles

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Essex, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Small beach but when tide is low, you can walk out on the sand bars with your chairs and enjoy hours of fun while being away from the shore - kids love hunting for the little craps etc - fun - fun - fun for them. Bring your lunch and plan to spend the day. When the wind is up... More 

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