If you are prissy and in need of constant high maintenance, this is not the place for you. If you are a nature lover and have kids that love to swim and fish, then this is the place for you. We just spent 9 days at Sandy Point in a hillside efficiency room and found everything to be blissful. Staff were friendly and polite, standard room furnishings, clean room, clean refrigerator/stove/microwave, fresh towels/bed linens/coffee every day, new air conditioner, new windows, new swim dock, and shallow sandy swim area around the entire peninsula.
The restaurant was busy every night with customers coming in by boat and road. Water so clean and clear that the kids could see the bottom 20 feet out and identify what fish was biting their line before they reeled it in. They were also able to hand catch turtles, frogs, and crayfish in the private cove area. We had a cute chipmunk that would come to the patio and take acorns that the children had left out for him every day. Full size blueberry bushes were growing all along the cove side of the resort ready for you to pick a few to add to your pancakes in the morning. Yes there were a few spiders on the outside furnishings because that's where they are supposed to be! Things are a bit retro because they are original and well kept. That's how long this gem has been in business.
Check out their website for history/photos and don't pay mind to the other harsh reviews. My guess is they are most likely city folk who don't appreciate a good old fashioned North Woods experience. The whole point of staying on the Alton Bay side of the lake is to get away from the typical tourist areas for peace and quiet with beautiful views. If you grew up camping with your parents, then you are going to love this place.
- Also Known As:
- Sandy Point Beach Hotel Alton Bay
- Sandy Point Beach Resort Alton Bay, New Hampshire