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Eastern Point Beach, Groton
Eastern Point Beach, Groton
Eastern Point Beach is a small family-oriented beach at the mouth of the Thames River near the University of Connecticut's Avery Point campus. The site offer showers, picnic tables, concession stand and playground. Shallow water depths along the beach and seasonal supervised swimming also make this beach a favorite for families. Seasonal parking stickers are available for purchase on an annual basis. A daily parking fee is also an option. Contact City of Groton's Parks and Recreation Department forcurrent fee schedule at 860-446-4128.

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 Location
View interactive map of Eastern Point Beach Beach Pond Road
Groton, Connecticut
 Fees
Yes. Contact City of Groton for fee schedule.
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to the Clarence B Sharp Highway/Route 349 South which is exit 87, follow for 1.8 miles. Stay straight onto Brandegee Avenue, continue for 0.5 miles. Brandegee Avenue becomes Shennecossett Road, follow for 1.7 miles. Turn slight right onto Eastern Point Road then a slight left onto Beach Pond Road.
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From the West: Take I-95 North to exit 85, which is US-1 N, Thames Street/Downtown Groton exit. Take the ramp to Thames Street. Stay straight to go onto Bridge Street. Bridge Street becomes Thames Street. Turn slight right onto Eastern Point Road. Turn sharp right onto Beach Pond Road.
 Parking
Parking Lot
 Accessibility
Parts of the site offering views of the water are wheelchair accessible. Some facilities/uses listed may not be fully accessible to the mobility-impaired.
 Site Contact Information
Contact -City of Groton
Address -295 Meridian St
 Groton, CT 06340
 Facilities
Food ConcessionFood Concession
Handicapped AccessHandicapped Access
Picnic AreaPicnic Area
Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
FishingFishing
Supervised SwimmingSupervised Swimming
Unsupervised SwimmingUnsupervised Swimming
WalkwaysWalkways
 Environment
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Rocky ShoreRocky Shore
Sandy BeachSandy Beach
Tidal RiverTidal River

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