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Harvey's Beach

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Address: Route 154, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone Number: 860-395-3152

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Interesting, unique and somewhat rockless, oysterbedless (unlike Jacob's)

This beach is very shallow and one can walk the shoals for quite a ways. Still, if you get out far enough, good for swimming. Harvey's does not have the pain-in-the-neck rocks and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ellen C
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Guilford
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Farmington, Connecticut
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64 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped by simply to get a glimpse of it, as we were guests at the nearby Saybrook Point Inn. It's the closest beach to the Inn and I believe the Inn provides a free parking pass, but even with that, I wouldn't go. The sand is very course, the beach is small, and the water is mucky and has... More 

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Thank T D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed whole day and enjoyed ocean tides. It was referred by Econolodge hotel staff and it is worth of visiting while you are in town. you may don't see many people sometimes in a day but it was good since you get some quate environment.

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Thank VICTORIA L
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69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have gone to OS all my life but since my family's home is on another beach I never went to Harvey's. Now that I have babies I looked for something with a small area and calm waters. Harvey's is an hour from us in Western MA and it's only $10 for the day. There are bathrooms and changing areas-... More 

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Guilford
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is very shallow and one can walk the shoals for quite a ways. Still, if you get out far enough, good for swimming. Harvey's does not have the pain-in-the-neck rocks and foot cutting oyster beds that Jacob's beach has - ugh! Nice views too. There were horse flies and jellyfish when I went on Friday. I wish the... More 

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Thank Ellen C
Old Saybrook, CT
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420 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much of a beach for swimming, especially as the tide retreats, but it is a gorgeous location and open to the general public...for a price. While residents pay for a season parking pass, visitors pay a daily rate, so be advised.

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Jeffersonville, Vermont, United States
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a tiny beach. Not very exciting but nice for young children/families. The water is shallow which makes it nice for little ones.

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Thank Janet J
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from an evening visit to Harvey's beach. I went to listen to my book and watch the day calmly turn into night. Not a place to swim. But a pleasant place to sip wine and watch kite flyers, crabbers, hand-holders and waders. And, in late fall, a beautiful sunset.

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there with my family on Sunday and had a great time! The water and beach are great if you have small children. Water is warm and gentle. The sandbar is an unusual feature of this beach and makes it enjoyable for play for children and adults. The facilities especially the bathrooms are very clean which was a nice surprise.... More 

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Thank Stephen S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

A great place to relax. Go at night for the sunset and let the dogs run in the ocean. Low Tide is just the best! Clamming is a must as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We went there during our stay at Old saybrook. A beach is really clean and not full with visitors. Only thing is they have a parking fee.

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