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“Great Connecticut Beach”

Eastern Point Beach
Ranked #7 of 26 things to do in Groton
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

The white sand on this beach is very fine, with no rocks. Your feet actually sink into it while you walk, not like the common dense-sand beaches. The parking lot includes spaces of which you can sit and look out into the ocean. There is walkway around three sides of the parking lot, one of which has picnic tables next to the water. There are also benches behind a vintage mansion which overlook the water. This is a great place to either go to the actual beach or simply relax on the grounds. There is a parking fee in-season.

2  Thank Michael K
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Eastern Pt., has some history of it's own. During the British invasion under Benedict Arnold, the beach is where the British stormed on Groton's side of New London to secretly attack Fort Griswold.
There is plenty of beach for sun bathers and a play ground for the kids. If you want to swing on the beach; they have them. Also, Eastern Pt. has a great view of the Sound, Ledge Light House, and New London Light House. A concession stand and restrooms which are open during the summer, and plenty of parking. Unfortunately, the beach is not Free, Locals have to purchase a seasonal pass or pay a daily fee as well as non-residents.

2  Thank Pat H
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Visitors are required to have City of Groton stickers to visit this beach. But it is THE Groton City beach and is well used by the City residents.

1  Thank Stephanie T
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

The water is very clear I'm am always finding nice sea shells. I like to collect the black sand and its great for younger kids and small families.

1  Thank Angela D
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

the beach has nice soft sand that i love. the water is clear, great for kids to play in.
If you don't swim just bring a chair to sit and enjoy the scenery of boats sailing by.

1  Thank nancy w
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