If you are looking for a stunning shoreline neighborhood with every boat and water sport amenity imaginable, look no further than the sandy banks of Groton Long Point, a private beach community and subdivision of the town of Groton in New London County, Connecticut. Situated on a peninsula on the Long Island Sound, the neighborhood is comprised of approximately 550 homes, almost all with breathtaking water and marsh views. A popular destination for summer residents and year-round homeowners alike, Groton Long Point has proven for countless years to be one of the most beloved and well-kept secrets on the coast.
Upon venturing the area, one will find four main beaches located within short walking distance from all residential properties, explaining both the unparalleled views and appeal of the waterfront community. “Main Beach” is a highlight, offering a mile-long white, sandy beach that even boasts a boardwalk for residents to stroll and enjoy the surrounding beauty. Groton Long Point additionally has two lagoons with protected anchorage opportunities for the avid boater. The first provides direct access to the Long Island Sound and Mumford Cove, another private waterfront association, and has deep-water docks, moorings, and smaller vessel tie-outs available for members. The second lagoon, which resides adjacent to a gazebo overlooking the water and nearby fitness trails, is primarily used for Seashells sailing, a program that offers basic water activity and sailing classes to children through the Groton Long Point Yacht Club.
Additional classes, amenities and activities offered through the GLP Yacht Club include swimming, tennis and sailing lessons, as well as a variety of sports activities, social dances, yoga, movies, educational programs, art shows, and a locally supported fireworks display that takes place on the beach each year. The headquarters of the GLP Yacht Club and Association are present in the “Casino,” which additionally serves as the hot spot for various social events and civic gatherings. Also here, one will find the seasonal “Point Spa Café,” a beloved spot in the neighborhood that offers daily seasonal breakfasts and lunches, as well as homemade donuts known locally as “sinkers,” an ice cream soda fountain and a candy counter. While the club is most active during the summer months, activities such as bridge night, pot-luck dinners, lecture series, golf and social clubs, organized day-trips and more take place throughout the entire year.
159 South Shore Avenue is one of many beautiful residences to enjoy all of these community luxuries and amenities each and every day. This direct waterfront Colonial offers surrounding views of three states including Watch Hill, RI, Fishers Island, NY, and Stonington, CT, from nearly every window of the three-bedroom (plus bunkroom), four-bath home. “This home is a hidden gem that epitomizes a luxury beach lifestyle,” said Judy Mitchell, the agent who is co-listing the residence with Old Lyme agent John Seidel. “Its location in Groton Long Point is on a premiere high-point, with easy access to the countless amenities and activities in this community. This home is just minutes from downtown Mystic, CT, a true waterside town that epitomizes all Connecticut’s shoreline offers includes fabulous dining and shopping. Fall is the perfect time to shop for a luxury beach home, and I couldn’t be happier to be representing such a wonderful opportunity that is sure to make any beach lover’s dream come true.”
The waterfront home additionally provides opportunities for deep water mooring directly off the property, while the community’s GLP Yacht Club allows residential access to all of its social gatherings and coastal activities. Groton Long Point is supported year-round by its own police and volunteer fire departments, as well as offers full postal services to its residents.
Between the countless community-oriented offerings and the fine homes that grace Groton Long Point’s sparkling coast, all are bound to feel right at home while residing at this one-of-a-kind residential beach haven.
For more information on Groton Long Point, visit the community’s website at http://www.grotonlongpointassociation.org, or schedule an appointment with your real estate agent today.