Sound View Beach offers sunbathing and swimming with shops and places to eat within walking distance. Plan to arrive early since parking is limited. A small public parking lot and time-limited on-street parking at this site limit the number of visitors to this beach. You can legally stroll along neighboring beaches as long as you remain on the wet sand area which is held by the State in "trust” for the public.
southern end of Hartford Avenue
Old Lyme, Connecticut
Yes. Contact Town of Old Lyme for fee schedule.
From the East: Take I-95 South to exit 71. Turn left onto Four Mile River Road, follow for 1.0 mile. Four Mile River Road becomes Route 156/Shore Road continue for 1.2 miles. Turn left onto Hartford Avenue. Parking lot at the end on the right.
From the West: Take I-95 North to exit 70. Turn right onto Route 156/Neck Road. Follow Route 156 for 4.4 miles. Turn right onto Hartford Avenue. Parking lot at the end on the right.
Parts of the site offering views of the water are wheelchair accessible. Some facilities/uses listed may not be fully accessible to the mobility-impaired.