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Harvey's Beach

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Address: Route 154, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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+1 860-395-3152

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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 bubblesReviewed 14 August 2016
Ellen C
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 much parking space. There is only 1 stall which serves food. Toilet was closed before... More 

Thank Saurabh G
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 we didn't have to worry as much. The water was so clear and at low... More 

Thank jbt2009
Farmington, Connecticut
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 sand is very course, the beach is small, and the water is mucky and has... More 

Thank T D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 environment.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Western MA and it's only $10 for the day. There are bathrooms and changing areas-... More 

Thank Sunshinedreamin
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 too. There were horse flies and jellyfish when I went on Friday. I wish the... More 

Thank Ellen C
Old Saybrook, CT
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank bjproducts
Jeffersonville, Vermont, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

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.

Thank Janet J

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