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Long Island Sound's Community-oriented Vacation Destination!

This family-run resort has brought in generations of families to its beach-side location every year. More than your typical getaway, Connecticut's Hawk's Nest Beach is full of history, making it stand out from the rest. The original 1910 convenience store, Garvin's Store, is surrounded by the resort's 50 classic East Coast vacation cottages. Feel at home in their fully furnished kitchens and screened-in porches. Their daily organized activities, scavenger hunts, and kids' talent show are just the beginning of what makes Hawk's Nest Beach a perfect family vacation spot. Take a trip to Mystic Seaport, visit the three nearby museums, or bring the kids on a steam train and boat ride.

Beach

At 110 miles long, Long Island Sound is the Grand Canyon of American sounds, and the sheltered beach fun at Hawk's Nest Beach is endless. Swimming, crabbing, beachcombing and kayaking are everyday activities, and organized family events bring the beach resort community to life. And with their waterfront cottages, you're literally just steps away from the warm sand beaches and all the action!

Family

The focus is on families at Hawk's Nest. Three- and four-bedroom cottages provide plenty of space, and little conveniences are always just steps away at the resort store. Organized activities and fun on land & water make your Connecticut Long Island Sound family vacation simply unforgettable.

Reunions

Hawk's Nest Beach is a New England resort that has been host for generations to families looking for a community oriented Family Reunion. Kids can swim, explore the beach and participate in the many organized activities. You and your family will be in heaven here at Hawk's Nest Beach Family Resort!

Romantic

Grab your sweetheart and head to the ocean for a romantic escape for two! Located on the shores of beautiful Long Island Sound, Hawk's Nest Beach is the perfect place to unwind with your loved one and leave your worries behind. The refreshing beachfront atmosphere lets you soak up the sun from the shores or enjoy exciting adventures on the water. You can also spend quality time exploring Old Lyme on self-guided tours, visiting local museums, and indulging in delicious meals at the area restaurants. At the end of the day, your private waterfront cottage awaits for relaxing together!

Historical

The Hawk's Nest is currently operated by the fourth and fifth generations of Charles Garvin, who built the original East Coast cabins in 1895 when the only ways to get there were by steamer or horse and wagon. Today, Hawk's Nest Beach retains and thrives in this same classic beach cottage style.

Honeymoon

After the excitement of your big day, unwind on the beautiful shores of Long Island Sound at Hawk's Nest Beach Resort. Here, you and your spouse can stay in a private cottage just steps away from the beaches and Old Lyme attractions, and start your new life together just right. Walk hand-in-hand down the beach, explore the local shops and museums, and much more. There's plenty to do in this Connecticut destination, ensuring your honeymoon never has a dull moment!

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Waterfront and garden cottages are available at Hawk's Nest Beach, many newly remodeled to include washer/dryers, dishwashers and stone countertops. These classic Connecticut beach cottages range in size to accommodate groups large and small, and most feature porches and fireplaces.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 49 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Old Lyme
  • Nearby Water Long Island Sound
  • Open Dates All Year

Plan your next group event at Hawk's Nest Beach.

With up to four bedrooms, the 50 summer vacation cottages are perfect beach getaways for groups of all sizes! Many are newly remodeled and six are available as winter rentals.

For more information please call +1 (866) 452 - 5324 or Send Inquiry.

Nearest Airports

  • Groton New London Airport (GON) / 13.1 miles
  • Elizabeth Field (FID) / 13.6 miles
  • Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN) / 31 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

Additional Information

General
  • Bicycles
  • Gift Shop
  • Mini Golf Course
Outdoors
  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Saltwater Fishing
Room Amenities
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
Activities
  • Basketball
  • Live Entertainment
  • Sightseeing
  • Tennis
Services
  • Fitness Programs
Languages Spoken
  • English
3 West End Drive Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371 United States  
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