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Sandy Beach

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Features

  1. Beach
  2. Sunbathing
  3. Swimming
Sandy Beach is located on Crystal Lake on Route 140 in the northern end of town. Our beach offers swimming and sunbathing opportunities on hot summer days. Note: To ensure the safest environment for both our patrons and staff, several modifications will be implemented at all times during waterfront operation. Click here for waterfront rules.

The 2020 operating schedule for the beach is weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on the weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.   Patrons are called out of the water 15 minutes prior to closing time. 
NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED
NO DOGS ALLOWED AT THE FACILITY
NO SMOKING ALLOWED
NO GLASS CONTAINERS ALLOWED
NO GRILLING ALLOWED EXCEPT IN THE TWO CHARCOAL GRILLS IN PICNIC AREA.

Seasonal Passes


Ellington residents may purchase seasonal passes from the Recreation Department at a cost of:
  • $55 per family (Ellington resident)
  • $30 per single (Ellington resident)
  • $10 per senior citizen (Ellington resident)

2020 Daily Fees -open to ellington residents only 


  • $7 per adult (Ellington resident)
  • $5 per child 6-17 years old (Ellington resident)
  • $1 per senior (60+) (Ellington resident)

Directions


Take 84E to Exit 67.  Turn left at bottom of the exit.  Go for about mile to intersection of Route 30.  Turn right onto Route 30.  Go for about 5 or 6 miles on Route 30.  Follow signs for Route 20. Road take a sharp left (light at left turn Landmark Leonards Veterinary on corner). Stay on Route 30 until intersection of 140.  Turn right at 4 way stop, go straight up hill, Sandy Beach is about a mile up on left hand side.