Esker Point Beach

41.320938, -72.000083
900 Groton Point Road
Groton, CT 06340
(860) 536-5680
New London County

Esker Point Beach is a small beach that overlooks busy Esker Bay. This 600 foot man-made beach is popular for its Summer SoundWaves Concert Series (http://www.groton-ct.gov/depts/parksrec/soundwaves/), volleyball courts/tournaments, and personal watercraft launching area.  Additionally, this is one of the only beaches that allow pets year round. Rock jetties segment the beach into sections which have convenient amenities. The sand is mostly debris free until nearing the water’s edge where a thick band of seaweed is left over from high-tide. The slope to the water is gradual, and the waves are small due to Long Island Sound.

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Hours Of Operation

Open during daylight hours

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Parking

Free and available at two lots, the larger lot located across the street from the beach. During the Summer SoundWaves Concert Series there may be a fee associated with parking.

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Life Guard

No lifeguard on-duty

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Campfires

Not allowed

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Food

Primarily a carry in/carry out beach, a concession stand is available on-site.

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Lodging

Hotels/motels and rentals are within 5-10 minutes driving.

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Pets

Allowed, but must be under control and cleaned up after

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Picnic Area

Available in a designated grassy area on-site

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Playground

N/A

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Restrooms / Showers

Bathrooms and showers are available on-site.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Allowed

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Walking Trails

N/A

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Water Quality

N/A

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Water Temperature

http://ct.usharbors.com/harbor-guide/new-london/weather
Click on “view more buoy data” to view water temperature.

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