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Swim & Relax at Brown's Beach on Saratoga Lake

Spend a summer day at the public beach right here in Saratoga Springs. Most of Saratoga Lake's shoreline is privately owned, with Brown's Beach being the only place for the general public to catch some rays and take a dip in the water. The water is shallow and you'll be treated to stunning views of the lake and the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the distance.

people swimming and sun bathing at brown's beach

About Brown's Beach

Brown's Beach has been a popular attraction since the nineteenth century. The beach closed in 2006, but was reopened in 2015 by the Town of Stillwater.

While you're there, grab a bite to eat at the beach's own snack shack, or sit out on the patio at Dock Brown's and enjoy a lakeside meal.

2021 Hours & Other Information

The 2021 opening day at Brown's Beach is scheduled for Saturday, May 29. The beach typically remains open through Labor Day Weekend, and daily hours are 10:00AM - 7:00PM. On questionable weather days, please call 518-466-0678 (the Beach's dedicated line for daily information).

The Pony Paddock at Brown's Beach will also reopen on May 29 for on-site concessions.

Cost:

  • 12 and under: FREE
  • 13 and over: $3 (residents can get a discount if they go to the Town Clerk's office for a beach pass)
  • Beach Pass: 10 visits for $20, available for purchase to town residents only at the Town Clerk's office

What Kind of Activities Can You Do at Brown's Beach?

Brown's Beach features a sandy shoreline, a swimming area, a large pavilion that can be reserved, and a shallow launch area. The following activities are allowed:

  • Swimming
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing

The on-site Brown's Beach Marina is a private marina, and there is no public launching or docking of vessels.

Directions to Brown's Beach

Take Exit 12 off I-87. Head east on Rte. 67 and take the second exit at each traffic circle. When the road ends at the lake, turn right onto Rte. 9P. Brown's Beach is only about a mile along Rte. 9P, opposite Panza's Brick Oven Pizza.

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