South Shore (West)

Groton, Connecticut

South Shore sandy beach lines southern Groton along Fishers Island Sound. This waterfront is a heavy traffic area and caution is advised when using smaller personal boats. The beach is a popular spot for fishers and swimmers.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 30th, 2021. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 2nd, 2021 at 12:00 PM.
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Current Weather
6°C
Mostly clear
Monitoring Frequency

South Shore (West) is sampled weekly from May 1st to October 1st.

Source Information

Ledge Light Health District monitors water quality at beaches in this region from mid-May to mid-September. Water samples are collected at weekly from different bathing areas. Advisories are posted to the health district website.

Swim Guide checks the advisories daily, during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when bacteria counts are below 104 units / 100ml of marine water or 235 / 100ml of fresh water,


A beach is marked Red when two consecutive samples exceed 104 bacteria units / 100ml of marine water or 235 / 100ml of fresh water

A beach is marked Grey when there is no recent or reliable information available.

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Water Quality Graph

South Shore (West)

Groton, Connecticut

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 30th, 2021. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 2nd, 2021 at 12:00 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
6°C
Mostly clear

South Shore sandy beach lines southern Groton along Fishers Island Sound. This waterfront is a heavy traffic area and caution is advised when using smaller personal boats. The beach is a popular spot for fishers and swimmers.

Monitoring Frequency

South Shore (West) is sampled weekly from May 1st to October 1st.

Source Information

Ledge Light Health District monitors water quality at beaches in this region from mid-May to mid-September. Water samples are collected at weekly from different bathing areas. Advisories are posted to the health district website.

Swim Guide checks the advisories daily, during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when bacteria counts are below 104 units / 100ml of marine water or 235 / 100ml of fresh water,


A beach is marked Red when two consecutive samples exceed 104 bacteria units / 100ml of marine water or 235 / 100ml of fresh water

A beach is marked Grey when there is no recent or reliable information available.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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Groton, Connecticut
Groton, Connecticut
Groton, Connecticut
Groton, Connecticut
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