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“Great beach for kids ages 2-10”

Eastern Point Beach
Ranked #6 of 24 things to do in Groton
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Mystic, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great beach for kids ages 2-10”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

This more more of a cove than a true beach with waves. The sand is soft and the beach is clean. There is a playground right behind the beach area that includes basketball courts. Great place for kids to explore the beach without fear of crashing waves or riptide. The snack bar has some of the cheapest prices I have ever seen. Hot dogs for $1.50. Parking for the day runs between $10 and $20 depending on day.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
Level 6 Contributor
342 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“small and quiet beach”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

A nice place to spend a few quiet hours by yourself or with your family. It is usually not over crowded. There is a small food stand there also.

Visited June 2014
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Groton, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

The last time I was there I was impressed with how quiet and peaceful it is. You can sit or lie on the sand , sit on the rocks or go under the shelter. The view of New London light house and out into Long Island Sound is gorgeous.

Visited July 2013
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Salem, Connecticut, United States
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Small beach”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is really a small beach for locals. A little playground is there as well. Not a place that you go out of your way to visit.

Visited June 2014
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Groton, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
219 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Busy local beach”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Never closed, with the exception of overnight, and as with most beaches some days are crowded. Beach fees are charged , daily or in a variety of passes, during the summer season which ends after Labor day. The lovely stone building at water's edge houses showers, restrooms and a family operated concession that offers a variety of tasty foods and ice cream treats. Sand is fine and clean. Outside showers available. Children have a great time trying to capture crabs to carry in their buckets. Views of the Thames River and Long Island Sound are worth checking out to possibly see a submarine returning home from duty or running a trial.
No dogs allowed year round. Seabirds abound.

Visited March 2014
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