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Town Beaches and Parking Lots
Current Town of Old Lyme Beach Stickers are required to park seasonally.
The sticker must match your license plate and be attached to your windshield.

Lifeguards on duty 7 days per week June 16-September 3  10:00am-5:00 pm

Staffing could be full time earlier...dependant on the weather & the crowds

Please note at White Sand Beach
The Town Beach is located between the two beach sections of the
White Sand Beach Association. These two beach areas are private and
for the exclusive use of White Sand Beach Association members only.
Old Lyme Town Residents parking is limited to the Town Parking Lot only.
Please respect the Association's rules and regulations.

WSBTown Beach/Parking Lot and Hains Park Rules
The Beach/Park and Parking Lots close at 9 PM
Park within the lined spaces at WSB
Current beach stickers are required
No alcohol
No littering
No campfires or grilling
No Swim floats and rafts
No Fireworks
Please be respectful of all beachgoers and their space.

Sound View Beach, a 100 foot section of public 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 and Hartford Ave. Street Parking - “Pay-to-Park” 10:00am to 6:00pm:
After 6:00 pm parking is free - Parking lot closes at 9:00pm - One Motorcycle per Space
Parking fees:
Weekday $5.00 per 2 hours and Weekends / Holidays $7.00 per 2 hours
Pay at Kiosk meters (Cash-bills, Master Card or Visa Accepted)
2 Hour Minimum - Pay up to 8 hours or go back to Kiosk and add time as needed
Beach Sticker: Residents with current Old Lyme Beach Stickers - park free. The sticker must match your license plate and be attached to your windshield.
Handicap Parking:
2 handicap parking spaces are located on Hartford Avenue and 5 in the Town Parking lot. Same rates as regular parking
Business Parking: There are 30 minute short-term free parking spaces on Hartford Avenue for business patrons.
Privately owned and permitted Parking lots are located: 3 on Swan Ave, 3 on Portland Ave and 1 on Pond Road. Their parking fees are determined by the operator.
Parking regulations are strictly enforced. Illegal parking will result in ticketing and towing at the owners expense
Beach Rules:
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
COOLER Size restriction - NO COOLERS LARGER THAN 5 QUARTS allowed on beach
Traffic Plan:
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):
- Buses
- Livery with capacity 10 or more
- Class “A” RV’s
- Bus Conversion RV’s
First Offense: $500.00 Fine

Beach parking is not allowed at Cross Lane Park and is posted as such.
Violators will be ticketed and/or towed.

Parking space is limited and is for...
Basketball and Tennis Courts use.
Little League Baseball & Softball practice or games.  
Emergency vehicles and employees.
General park activities.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Town of Old Lyme Beach stickers are required for all vehicles
and can be purchased at the Town Hall Selectman's Office
starting around late April  Monday-Friday  9am-4pm.
You must provide your vehicle registration.
If your vehicle is registered in another Town or State,
a copy of an Old Lyme tax bill is also required as proof of Old Lyme residency.

The sticker must be attached to your windshield and must match your license plate.
There are no exceptions to this rule.

**Parking is allowed in designated parking spaces only**

The beach is crowded on most sunny days and parking , as we all know, can be a problem.

Please remember... this is not the fault of the Parking Lot Attendant.

Your cooperation is appreciated.

Thanks and have a safe and enjoyable summer.
Don @ OLPR

52 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371  (860) 434-1605

Town Hall Hours  Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM