Return to CT.Gov Home
Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
About Us Programs & Services Publications Forms Contact Us DEP Home
 Connecticut Coastal Access GuideExplore the Connecticut Shore 
Coastal Access SiteShore Avenue Overlook
Old Saybrook, Connecticut Describe Site  Map Site Printable Version Help
Path to Shore Ave Overlook, Old Saybrook
Path to Shore Ave Overlook, Old Saybrook
This small  undeveloped informal access site at the north end of Shore Avenue  is located between the street and South Cove. Use of the site is limited to viewing South Cove  from a small paved area. Although it  is possible to launch a canoe/kayak at high tide, this use is not recommended as water depths and dense vegetation restrict boating access to the Cove.

More Photos More Photos...
View interactive map of Shore Avenue Overlook Shore Avenue (Saybrook Point) on the South Cove
Old Saybrook (Saybrook Point), Connecticut
From the East: I-95 South to Exit 68. Proceed straight, traveling toward Route 1 for .9 miles. Turn left onto Route 154/Boston Post Road, and continue for .4 miles. Turn slightly to the left onto Route 154/Main Street and continue for 1 mile. Turn right onto Maple Avenue. Travel .2 miles and take a left onto Clinton Avenue. Shore Avenue is located between Clinton Avenue and Soundview Avenue. Overlook will be located on the right as the road makes a sharp left turn (at the location where the street name becomes Shore Avenue, although there is no signage indicating when one transitions from Clinton Avenue to Shore Avenue).
From the West: I-95 North to Exit 66. Turn right onto Route 166/Spencer Plain Road. Turn left at the end of the road onto U.S. Route 1/Boston Post Road, and then follow Route 1 for 1.3 miles. Turn right onto Route 154/Old Boston Post Road, and proceed straight for .8 miles. Take a right at Route 154/Main Street and proceed .4 miles. Take a right onto Maple Avenue and continue straight for .2 miles. Turn left onto Clinton Avenue, travel a short distance, and the overlook is to the right before Soundview Avenue.
On street parking
 Site Contact Information
Website -Town of Old Saybrook
Address -302 Main Street
 Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
Tidal RiverTidal River
Tidal WetlandTidal Wetland

Select the Map Site tab above to view an interactive map of this site.
Web site hosted by the
Long Island Sound Resource Center
A Department of Energy & Environmental Protection and University of Connecticut Partnership
Copyright 1998-2013 Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection