Groton Sports & Outdoors

  • Eastern Point Beach from Avery Point
    Eastern Point Beach from Avery Point
    by grandmaR
  • House at the end of the point
    House at the end of the point
    by grandmaR
  • Sports & Outdoors
    by grandmaR

Most Recent Sports & Outdoors in Groton

  • grandmaR's Profile Photo

    Kayaking and Sailing

    by grandmaR Written Aug 5, 2008

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    There was a LOT of boating activity visible from Avery Point. Mostly sailing, but I took one picture of this kayak.

    Equipment: Groton Community Boating Club (GCBC) is located on Beebe Cove in Spicer Park in Noank. For an active member to be able to use the club’s shells and kayaks, she/he has either taken a rowing, sculling, or kayaking class through Groton Parks and Recreation (GP&R) or GCBC within the last 12 months or receives approval from the Boating Club Coordinator. The active club members must be able to swim

    Groton also has the Groton Long Point Yacht Club

    Phone: 860-536-5680

    Website: http://www.glpyc.org/

    Kayakers off Avery Point Sailing past New London Ledge Lighthouse Sailboat and ferry boat Sailboat off Avery Point
    Related to:
    • Kayaking
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Sailing and Boating

    Was this review helpful?

    Add to your Trip Planner
  • grandmaR's Profile Photo

    Eastern Point Beach

    by grandmaR Written Aug 5, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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)

    Equipment: 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.

    Address: Beach Pond Road

    Directions: I-95 S to Clarence B Sharp/Rte 349 S - exit 87, for 1.8 miles. Straight on Brandegee Ave, for 0.5 mi. Brandegee Avenue becomes Shennecossett Rd, follow for 1.7 mi. Turn slight right onto Eastern Point Rd then a slight left onto Beach Pond Rd.

    Phone: 860-446-4128.

    Website: http://www.lisrc.uconn.edu/coastalaccess/site.asp?siteid=672

    Eastern Point Beach from Avery Point House at the end of the point Sailboat and ferry Fishing at Avery Point
    Related to:
    • Fishing
    • Beaches
    • Eco-Tourism

    Was this review helpful?

    Add to your Trip Planner

Instant Answers: Groton

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

25 travelers online now

Comments

Groton Sports & Outdoors

Reviews and photos of Groton sports & outdoors posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Groton sightseeing.

View all Groton hotels