South Shore (West)

Groton, Connecticut
Managed by The Swim Guide

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 essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 6th, 2020. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 10th, 2020 at 10:03 AM.
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Current Weather
21°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

South Shore (West) is sampled from May 1st from September 15th.

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.

Water Quality Graph

South Shore (West)

Groton, Connecticut
Managed by The Swim Guide

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 6th, 2020. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 10th, 2020 at 10:03 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
21°C
Cloudy

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 from May 1st from September 15th.

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.

Water Quality Graph

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