Sound View Beach
Sound View Beach is located at the end of Hartford and Swan Avenues.
Nonresidents have access, without charge, although parking is limited to the Town’s parking lot, permitted private parking lots and street parking on Hartford Avenue. All parking is “Pay-to-Park”.
Sound View Parking Lot:
Weekends / Holidays $25.00
The Lot closes at 9 PM
Hartford Ave. Street Parking - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm :
Weekends and Holidays
Full Day $25.00
After 1:00 pm $15.00
After 3:00 pm $10.00
Full Day $20.00
After 1:00 pm $10.00
After 3:00 pm $5.00
Residents with current Old Lyme Beach Stickers - park free. The sticker must match your license plate and be attached to your windshield.
There are short-term free parking spaces allotted to Hartford Avenue business patrons.
Parking regulations are strictly enforced. Illegal parking will result in ticketing and towing at the owners expense
Littering - Alcoholic beverages – Pets - Motorized vehicles - Glass containers
Ball playing - Open fires / grills - Watercraft tied to any buoy line - Fireworks
Loitering - Camping, sleeping on beach after dark
All containers may be subject to inspection
No lifeguard on duty – swim at your own risk
Beach open sunrise to sunset
On weekends and other high volume beach days, gates at the entry to Swan and Portland Avenues will be closed at approximately 10:00 am, allowing one-way, out bound traffic only. In-bound entry will be limited to Hartford Avenue.
Prohibited Vehicles (Swan, Hartford, Portland Avenues):
- Livery with capacity 10 or more
- Class “A” RV’s
- Bus Conversion RV’s
First Offense: $500.00 Fine
Other Old Lyme Public beaches:
The Town beaches at White Sand Beach a 240-foot section of beach in the White Sand Beach Association and Hains Park at Rogers Lake will continue to be open to the public. Those without Town beach stickers may walk or ride a bicycle to the beach or they may be dropped off at the beach.