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My wife and I went here alone and really enjoyed it! While parking is $20 it’s well worth it. Beach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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My Fav Summer Spot

I love to cool off here, feel the breeze and watch the busy harbor. I bought a season pass this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Franklin, Connecticut
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Beach Pond Road, Groton, CT
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank organistmom1
Reviewed 1 July 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.

Thank Trod1952
Reviewed 30 June 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

Thank Denniz n
Reviewed 20 June 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

Thank Judy D
Reviewed 4 March 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

Thank Trod1952
Reviewed 14 January 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

Thank devele44
Reviewed 23 September 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

Thank DT-PEI
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Beach is very well maintained and the grounds and restaurant are just wonderful. Food is very inexpensive, staff is super friendly and the entire beach grounds are non-smoking, very nice.

Thank Denniz n
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Busy beach in the summer, parking rates apply mid June through Labor Day. If you go a lot, you can purchase a pass for the summer. Zberski house can be rented for small events. There is also a concession stand with the usual beach food....More

Thank Pamela T
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