Eastern Point Beach
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 which is where I took my pictures. It is where the Sound meets the Thames River.
I have not been here, but I find that 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. Fishing is also available (photo 5), and you can watch the ferries go back and forth along the Thames River (photo 4) Seasonal parking stickers are available for purchase on an annual basis. A daily parking fee is also an option. Fees range from $7 - $11
If you want to fish, bring your own equipment.