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Harvey's Beach

Route 154, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
+1 860-395-3152
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Not great

The view can be good on a clear day but unfortunately our Connecticut beaches are not very nice... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Essex, Connecticut
via mobile
Too much mud

lots of mud on everywhere, and many sharp shells that can cut, definitely a not enjoyable beach. . .

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
via mobile
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Travellers talk about
“low tide” (18 reviews)
“parking fee” (4 reviews)
“snails” (3 reviews)
Route 154, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
+1 860-395-3152
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

The view can be good on a clear day but unfortunately our Connecticut beaches are not very nice. Our first trip was at low tide and you had to walk on top of snails and between clumps of saw grass to get out in the...More

Thank JackX729
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

lots of mud on everywhere, and many sharp shells that can cut, definitely a not enjoyable beach. . .

1  Thank mkrdutra
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I am sorry, I have read some of the reviews on Harvey's and being a new resident in the town of Old Saybrook I can only say this beach needs work! The parking lot is a mess and I can over look that but the...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We were there during low tide, so much fun. Plenty of places on the sandbars to sit, walk and explore. The Sands were full of tiny creatures to enjoy. The water was clean and refreshing. Much fun.

Thank sherilapuzzi
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Amazing how clean and well kept this beach was. Kinda small, but it was perfect for a lazy summer day! I will be back in the winter, cant wait to see it when it snows.

Thank Travis J
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We had a great day at Harvey Beach, just make sure you check the tide chart. At low tide, there's lots of beach with fun tide pools. Just be careful to keep an eye on your blanket and chairs when the time rolls in. At...More

1  Thank Imtraveling4u
Reviewed 6 July 2017

There was trash all over the parking lot overflowing and the beach had trash everywhere. It was filthy!! I was terrified to let my grandchildren play in the sand!! The food cart was closed and the bathroom was one stall!

4  Thank annevalex2
Reviewed 5 July 2017

My husband and I love this beach - it is usually crowded but that is what we like - to see kids playing in the sand and water and the fun family atmosphere. People on this beach are always so very friendly too. Its a...More

1  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Get here before 11am for a good spot especially if you have a sun tent! There is a delicious concession cart called Kim's, hot dogs and grilled cheeses are delicious and reasonable prices! Tiny beach with playground, bathrooms and concessions Shallow water Beautiful area

Thank Tara C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Ok, we are new to the area and were a bit disappointed to find that it was mostly a kids/parents type of a beach. And there is a a big area that looks like a black hole and has some kind of swampy looking grass...More

1  Thank Mary M
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Questions & Answers
14 August 2016|
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Response from Bob J | Reviewed this property |
It's on Great Hammock Rd. If you hit the beach with parking on both sides of the road, you've passed it. You have to go by a booth to get into the parking lot.
8 August 2015|
Response from MaryC3 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there are any additional charges beyond parking, but you would have to check with the town of Old Saybrook. They run the beach.