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Harvey's Beach

Route 154, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
+1 860-395-3152
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Wish it wasn't such a "kids" beach!

Ok, we are new to the area and were a bit disappointed to find that it was mostly a kids/parents... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Mary M
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
one day trip

this beach is a very good for family gathers is so peaceful and the people are so friendly i... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
maria g
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
14 Aug 2016
“Interesting, unique and somewhat rockless, oysterbedless (unlike Jacob's)”
25 Jul 2016
“A nice place to chill”
Route 154, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
+1 860-395-3152
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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

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 15 September 2016

this beach is a very good for family gathers is so peaceful and the people are so friendly i recommend it

Thank maria g
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Harvey's Beach is a small beach visited by small groups and families. The very shallow beach exposed at low tide for lots of shell hunting. The sheltered beach does not have big waves, so safe swimming for young swimmers is very enjoyable.

Thank Rick E
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This beach is way less crowded than Hamonnaseth beach , which is near this beach. Water stays below knee level for about 300-400 feet. So it is very nice to go with Kids. Parking fee was $20 which I felt very high. There is not...More

1  Thank Saurabh G
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My family of boys and their cousins, ranging from ages 13 to 1, loved this beach. It was perfect for the little baby, and the bigger kids. They saw schools of fish, found some really good rocks to skip, and the water was low enough...More

Thank jbt2009
Reviewed 25 August 2016

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...More

2  Thank T D
Reviewed 17 August 2016

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...More

Reviewed 16 August 2016 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...More

1  Thank Sunshinedreamin
Reviewed 14 August 2016

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...More

1  Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 13 August 2016

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.

1  Thank bjproducts
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how do i get to thiis beach from the quality inn in saybrook?
14 August 2016|
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Response from bjproducts | 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.
Do you charge for handicap ?
9 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.