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Beaches in Cooperstown

Swim, Sun, and Sand at Cooperstown Beaches

When the suns out, there's nothing like a day at the beach for some truly divine rest and relaxation. So when summer arrives, head to one of the many beaches and public swimming areas in Cooperstown, Oneonta, and throughout Otsego County to do just that.

When visiting Otsego County's beaches, please note that lifeguards are not on duty at all designated swimming areas. Remember to never swim alone and always keep children under close supervision.

Check out the region's top beaches below, grab a picnic lunch to go from a deli or Cooperstown restaurant, and enjoy your sunny day to the fullest!

Shorelines for Relaxation and Play

When the sun is hot or the night is clear – where’s a better place to be than on a beach? The lakes in Otsego County offer a variety of family-friendly beaches. Visit one of the locations listed below on your next summer vacation.

<a href=/attractions/bakers-beach-canadarago-lake>Baker's Beach on Canadarago Lake</a>
Baker's Beach is the perfect place to spend a day with your family enjoying the serene lake with gorgeous views.  Open 11am to 7pm from 7/4/17 through 8/30/17.  Swimming permitted when lifeguard is...
<a href=/attractions/fairy-springs-park>Fairy Springs Park</a>
A rustic shaded swimming area on Otsego Lake with lifeguards on duty during the season. Picnic tables and a pavilion.
<a href=/attractions/gilbert-lake-state-park>Gilbert Lake State Park</a>
Gilbert Lake State Park offers year-round recreational opportunities.  Please note an entrance fee may apply. Recreational Activities at Gilbert Lake State Park Hiking Swimming Fishing Boating...
<a href=/attractions/glimmerglass-state-park>Glimmerglass State Park</a>
Glimmerglass State Park overlooks beautiful Otsego Lake, nicknamed "Glimmerglass" by James Fenimore Cooper in his Leatherstocking Tales.  Open year-round, each season brings a multitude of outdoor...
<a href=/attractions/wilber-park>Wilber Park</a>
Located near downtown Oneonta, the upper level of this park can be accessed via Center Street and has a large picnic pavilion, basketball court, modern playground structure and the beautiful...