The City of Groton will be opening Eastern Point Beach as scheduled on June 20th, with restrictions. Beach capacity will be limited to ensure proper social distancing.
Beach passes will be on sale starting this Saturday, May 23rd online. Beach passes are non-refundable. Due to limited capacity, purchase of a beach pass does not automatically mean you will get into the beach. This includes City residents and walk-ins.
Beach-Pass Purchasing Information:
- Passes can be purchased online at the City of Groton Parks and Recreation website beginning Saturday, May 23rd.
- If you are unable to purchase a pass online you may mail in your pass request with a copy of ID, a copy of your vehicle registration and a check or you may drop it off at the blue box on the landing outside of the Municipal Building.
- Passes will not be sold in person at the Municipal Building or at the beach gate. No cash will be accepted.
- Passes will be mailed to your home address.
- No day passes will be sold – you must have a pre-purchased pass.
Restrictions and Rules for the 2020 Beach Season:
- Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays will be limited to City of Groton residents only.
- Walk-ins will be limited to City residents only.
- The concession stand will not be open.
- Picnic tables and grills will not be available.
- All minors must be accompanied by an adult when on Eastern Point Beach property.
Safety Measures and Face-Mask Requirements:
- Patrons will be required to wear masks from their vehicles to their destinations and when walking around beach property when unable to maintain socially distancing.
- Patrons will be required to wear masks in the bathrooms.
- Social distancing will be enforced on the beach.
- Parents are expected to ensure that their children follow social distancing guidelines.
- Bathrooms may be monitored and have limited occupancy.
- Bathrooms will be cleaned on a regular basis.
- Patrons who do not follow these guidelines will be asked to leave the beach. If you are removed from the beach on multiple occasions, your beach pass will be revoked for the season.
We are asking patrons to please be respectful of others with the amount of space they take up on the beach as well as how long they stay at the beach to allow others to also enjoy the beach. This is a fluid situation. Understand that the beach may only be open for part of the season, beach times and rules may change based on the fluctuating and unknown conditions at the national, state and local levels.
We ask that all patrons be respectful and patient with staff and changing rules this summer. We are in unprecedented times and the City of Groton is working to ensure a healthy, safe and fun summer for all.
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