Sandy Beach
"The Best Kept Secret on Bantam Lake"
East Shore Road, Morris


Sandy Beach is open daily for the Summer
Beach hours are 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Swimming Lesson Sessions
l – June 26– July 7
(no lessons on July 4)
ll – July 10 – July 21
lll – July 31  – August 11

Lessons are taught by Red Cross certified instructors.
Lesson fees are $10 per child per session.
Families must have a current season’s pass to sign up for lessons.
Beach passes are available at the Morris
and Litchfield Town Halls and at the beach.

Beach Season Passes
$65 - Resident Family (Litchfield & Morris)
$85 - Non-Resident Family
or $5 per day/car

(Operated by Sandy Beach Commission
from Towns of Litchfield & Morris)

Sandy Beach Triathlon
Friday, July 28 ~ 5pm

Sandy Beach kicks off summer season with social (06-26-17)
Sandy Beach Commission Chairman Ed Ryle and his wife, Robin,
chat with commission member Denise Parker during the social
the commission held at the beach on Saturday. BZ photos

What is expected to be one of the best summers in memory
 at Sandy Beach began with a social on Saturday evening.

Sandy Beach Commission members and the beach's new manager,
Todd Dyer, were on hand to welcome beach passholders
and serve complimentary hamburgers and hot dogs.

The social gave passholders a chance to see the new bathrooms
 in the beach's main building. The bathrooms were built last fall and
winter and replace the abominable portable toilets that were used for years.
Dyer and his staff of lifeguards have been working hard to improve
the condition of the beach, which was impeccably groomed for the social.

It was a picture-perfect evening on Bantam Lake.

Jodi Tenney of Cups and Cones in Litchfield served ice cream.

New beach manager Todd Dyer, right,
checks in with members of the Parker clan.

New manager on the job at Sandy Beach (06-19-17)
New Sandy Beach manager Todd Dyer with beach commission members
Connie Gillman (seated) and standing from left Pam Wray,
Denise Parker, Tom Matthews and Corinne Houle. ~ BZ photo

The Sandy Beach Commission has welcomed Todd Dyer
as its new beach manager for the summer season.

Dyer, a Litchfield resident, brings many years of recreation management
to the position. For the previous 20 years, he managed the beach
at the Lake Quassapaug Outing Club in Middlebury. He also worked
as a lifeguard at Day Pond State Park in Colchester and was the swim coach
at Shepaug Valley High School, where he is the director of school counseling.

Sandy Beach opens fulltime this weekend and will host a social
for beach season passholders Saturday at 5 p.m. The social will
feature a cookout and a dance hosted by WZBG FM 97.3.

Under Dyer's lead, it's shaping up to be a big summer at the beach,
where new bathrooms are in use. The bathrooms were part of a renovation
of the beach's main building last fall and winter. Dyer and his staff of lifeguards
 have been painting the walls and floor of the inside of the building.


Sandy Beach is located on East Shore Road in Morris, CT.
The beach is operated by the Sandy Beach Commission which is
comprised of members from the towns of Morris and Litchfield.
The property and buildings are owned by the White Memorial Foundation.

Sandy Beach offers  a beautiful sandy beach with lifeguard protected swimming,
swim instructions, changing rooms, volleyball, basketball, lakeside access to boaters,
shady picnic areas, a canoe launch, a snack shack, fishing areas, and a float with slide.

Open Daily: Memorial Day until Labor Day
Hours: 9am - 7pm

Season or daily passes available at the Litchfield
and Morris Town Halls and at the beach.              
$65 ~ Resident family - $85 ~Non-resident family
 Admission fees: $5.00 weekdays per car or boat
$15.00  weekends per car or boat
$1.00 per hiker or bike

From Litchfield: Alain White Rd.- turn right onto East Shore Rd.
                        From Morris: Alain White Rd. - turn left onto East Shore Rd.

Sandy Beach Swim Lessons:
Children must be five years old or eligible for Kindergarten to enroll.  
Patrons enrolling children in lessons will need a season's pass.
 Passes are available at the Litchfield and Morris Town Halls and at the beach.  
Fees for lessons are $10 per child per two week session.

2016 Red Cross Certified Swim Instructors
Connor Dieck (left) & Matt Demirs

swim lessons ~ June 2016

Lake swim ~ Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Starting at Litchfield Town Beach (above) and swimming across the lake to Sandy Beach (below).

Fun Day ~ last day of swim lessons ~ August 12, 2016

BZ Beach Photos ~ June 2016


Fun Day - Last Day of Swim Lessons
Friday, August 16, 2013






Swim lesson students in the highest level swim across Bantam Lake
from Litchfield Town Beach to Sandy Beach on Tuesday, August 9, 2011.