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Harvey's Beach

Route 154, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
860-395-3152
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Old Saybrook
Type: Beaches
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English first
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You can walk from Harvey's to Town Beach on the sand flats at low tide, The sunsets are beautiful. Go after hours, you won't need a beach pass.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Listen we live in town and I wouldn't pay that either, however, if you go after 500 you can just go in, and believe after 500 is the best time to go especially at low tide you can walk for maybe 2 miles the whole area is one large sandbar with rolling gentle waves perfect for families with kids as... More

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Avon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is such a great beach. Especially with small children. But 30.00 for parking.We have been comming here for years. We went one Sat In June after 2:00pm. The attendent said 20.00. We started to laugh and he said he wasnt kidding. He had said if we showed up earlier we would have had to pay 30.00. We just kept... More

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Colchester, Connecticut
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

My first time visiting Harvey's beach it was absolutely beautiful. I would so enjoy spending time with my young children at the speech. However a $30 per car parking charge is outrageous. We arrived after 2 PM on a Saturday with two cars. The attendants told us it was a $60 charge for the two of us. I know of... More

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Essex, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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South County, Rhode Island
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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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