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Address: Route 154, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone Number: 860-395-3152
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Great Beach to Walk on Sandbar

This is a great beach for walking on a vast sandbar, also at times viewing sea life. Beautiful, serene view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a great beach for walking on a vast sandbar, also at times viewing sea life. Beautiful, serene view.

Thank Julia2005Southbury
East Lyme, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The water is incredibly warm and shallow for quite a distance. We love taking our toddler here. Con: parking is expensive

Thank Mellisa G
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This tucked away little beach was perfect for a romantic sunset outing on a fall evening. It has gorgeous views over the water!

Thank greenwichgirly
New York
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48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Still the tucked away little gem I remember as a child. I grew up on this beach in the 60's and 70's and was so happy to find it as charming now as it was then. For a nice secluded picturesque beach away from the crowds of Rocky Neck and Ocean Beach, this is the place for you. Parking right... More 

Thank RichardV413
Kinderhook, New York
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110 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This is a very good choice if you're looking for a smaller, quitter beach compared to the larger state park type beaches. Great for folks with small kids or family members who have trouble walking far from the car to the beach. Be sure to bring beach shoes for this stretch of the sound as it tends to be rocky.

Thank Jay V
New Paltz, New York
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Time your visit for a couple of hours before low tide and explore the pools of trapped sea life as they develop. My two year old grandson had a ball catching hermit crabs, blue call crabs, snails and chasing little fish. We could wade our for quite a long distance and only be ankle deep so we felt very safe... More 

Thank MrsFawn
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105 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Lovely beach for a visit at low tide ... Beautiful sand bars, lots of little fish and crabs for the kids to enjoy. Once tide is high however beach is small and gets packed quickly. Really enjoyed - very clean !

Thank caribbeanfruit
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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 

Thank dizydean
Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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.

Thank victor p
Southington, Connecticut
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75 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

Thank MaineIndie

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