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Harvey's Beach

Route 154, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Old Saybrook
Type: Beaches
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Newburgh, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This beach is ideal for people with small children. It sits in an inlet and when the tide is out you can walk at least a a half mile into the sound without the water reaching your thighs. My grand kids loved it. Most of the day was spent looking for hermit crabs and other "sea creatures". A kind gentleman... More

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Good for the little ones, nothing special. Luckily we had a parking pass from our Inn. If I had to pay the $20 parking fee I would have been extremely upset for what you get.

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Larchmont, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This beach was so quaint, pretty and relaxing after a long drive in a summer afternoon. I suggest go in the afternoon for the breezy sunset.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

At low tide this beach made me want to be 10 years old again (my wife does say I act that way anyway). All the sand bars and the open beach area are great -- this is wonderful place for the family -- warm water, no undertow -- a lot of fun. The food truck had very good food --... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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59 reviews 59 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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