We have some very nice beaches in our immediate area; some private, some that are restricted to town residents, and some absolutely free. The private beaches include Twin Lakes Beach Club in Salisbury for members and guests only. There is a small, but nice, flat sandy beach, clubhouse, and tennis courts.
Local town beaches include the Town Grove at Lake Wononscopomuc, in Lakeville, which requires a summer season permit ($50 for town residents, $300 for non-residents) for your vehicle in order to park.
In Sharon there is the beach at Mudge Pond, which is restricted to town residents; a seasonal permit ($20) is also required to park here. In Norfolk, Tobey Pond is available to residents ($50 seasonal vehicle permit fee).
In Millerton, there is scenic Rudd Pond at Taconic State Park. Access is open to the public, including non-residents, and it is free during the week and weekends during the off-season. During the summer season, a fee of $7 per car is charged. The beach is particularly nice here, with changing rooms and bathrooms available.