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Really nice beach for family time. Beautiful view. Portajohn was nasty and had not been emptied in... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Kellie G
Columbus, Ohio
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Perfect Spot to enjoy cool evening sunset time!

This is small town beach, has scenic views of the Thames River and Long Island Sound. We had fun on... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Really nice beach for family time. Beautiful view. Portajohn was nasty and had not been emptied in months.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kellie G
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is small town beach, has scenic views of the Thames River and Long Island Sound. We had fun on the beach. This beach offers a beautiful view of the sunset with cool ocean breeze. The pictures you can take here are amazing! We used...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TheNameIsVinay
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went here alone and really enjoyed it! While parking is $20 it’s well worth it. Beach is clean, quiet and calm. Lifeguards were very attentive and made a point to be friendly to the children there. Very impressed with the food...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sdolby-Capeless
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I love to cool off here, feel the breeze and watch the busy harbor. I bought a season pass this year, a bargain for those 62 and over. The concession is convenient and reasonably priced. The french fries this summer (2018) have been under cooked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

Food is standard but good quality. They bring in new sand each year so the beach sand is good. There are ife guards at appointed times.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Trod1952
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

The beach has a wonderful concession stand right at the beautiful majestic beach house with it's wrap around porch. The concession is run by the Groton Public Schools Food Service Department. From breakfast sandwiches to burgers, dogs, clam fritters, grilled cheese and salads. There is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Denniz n
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Purchase a season pass every year! Beautiful scenery, wildlife and boat traffic. The beach is small but never crowded. I enjoy and early morning coffee looking out over the sound and ocean. And when I am real lucky I catch a glimpse of a sub...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Judy D
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Good place to watch the ferries go up and down Thames River. Concession stand has new management after the family that did it for years decided to stop following a loss in the family. The beach is free during fall, winter and spring. Can be...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Trod1952
Reviewed January 14, 2018

The sand is soft and the life guards are a welcome addition to our swimming safety...great food at the snack bar during summer months...ample parking...and fishing is available there year round

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank devele44
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Didn't use the beach, but the adjacent park provides a wonderful spot to see the New London Harbour Lighthouse and the New London Ledge Lighthouse as well as the high speed (40 mph) ferry from Block Island and the car ferries sailing across the Long...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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