Sandbars are the best! Going at high tide limits your options. With sand bars you have hundreds of yard of beach.
Harvey's Beach has been a family favorite for years. It's different because at low tide the beach extends way off into Long Island Sound. That right, Harvey's Beach sits in front of a huge sandbar which is exposed during low tide. That's something different and a lot of fun.
I love this beach. The waves are tiny, perfect for little guppies who think they can swim but really can't. Thee is a changeling room, cold shower to rinse off, and toilets open during the day. Spend an hour or spend a day. Read more about this place and others nearby on my blog: www.familyof5onthego.blogspot.com
This was our family's first time at a beach in Old Saybrook. We all enjoyed ourselves and the difference from the open water and waves of Westerly was a welcome one. The ever changing tides, inlets, tidal pools, soft sand underfoot, and endlessly shallow wading water are fun. That said, walking and walking and never getting up to shoulder level... More
Harvey's Beach is a gem esp. at low tide. There a many small pools which are great for small children to play and explore. At low tide one can have a long walk up and down the beach from early season until well into October. During high tide the beach is somewhat small and one has to walk thru about... More
If you are looking for deep water swimming, this is not the beach for you. You can walk out forever. We think it is just a beautiful little beach in a huge cove with amazing tidal pools at low tide, breezy. great walking beach at low tide, with all sorts of sandbars. Sunsets are terrific. Often breezy enough to see... More
Nice area, and maybe it's because we went to a portion of the beach as it was very small and nothing like you see in the picture. We ended up going with my brother and sister in-law and there was not a lot of room on the beach... Only around 30 people, so you have to get there early on... More
sand sun water. not sure how I am going to make 100 word review. But we had a great day here. And every other day we went back.
I don't know where those photos were taken. Surely it was not from this "Beach". The scenery was not too bad and thankfully for the water is Wet. You cannot walk this beach.
I was in Connecticut last week with my sister from Florida and 5 year old autistic nephew. We have been going to Harvey's Beach since we were his age and had talked up this part of the trip a great deal. Especially the sandbars. When we arrived, the lifeguard at the gate informed us they had been closed for the... More
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