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Beaches

Grab a suit and towel, perhaps a beach chair or bucket and shovel, and head to any number of beaches with parks, playgrounds, rolling waves or shallow water. Spend the day on Lake Erie with sandy beaches and volleyball at Sunset Bay, cycling at Dunkirk Harbor and rocky cliffs at the Lake Erie State Park. Watch the sunset from a driftwood perch at Barcelona. Chautauqua, Findley and Cassadaga Lakes offer calmer waters for little tykes and village settings for quick diversions.

Check here to see County Health Dept. information on beach closings. 

Allegany State Park

Allegany State Park

2373 ASP Tr. 1, Suite 3 , Salamanca NY 14779
716.354.9121
www.nysparks.com
The Quaker area is known for its two lakes and wonderful camping experiences. It offers a sandy beach for swimming, two fishing piers and a canoeing or kayaking access point
Barcelona Harbor Beach

Barcelona Harbor Beach

8269 1st Street Barcelona, Westfield NY 14787

Experience a Lake Erie sunset with wide beaches for walking, hiking, sunbathing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, plus picnic tables, and free parking.
Bemus Point Beach & Park

Bemus Point Beach & Park

1 Lakeside Drive , Bemus Point NY 14712
716.386.4398
Lakeside park in the village of Bemus Point. Life-guarded swimming area, and a playground, basketball court, picnic tables. No cost to use.
Cassadaga Beach & Park

Cassadaga Beach & Park

Park Avenue Village Hall, Cassadaga NY 14718
716.595.3007
Lakefront park with playground, picnic tables, and life-guarded swimming. Fee charged in summer.
Chautauqua Institution Beaches

Chautauqua Institution Beaches

1 Miller Park , Chautauqua NY 14722
800.836.2787
www.ciweb.org
There are four public swimming beaches within the grounds, all open during the summer season. Lifeguards are on duty daily at Chautauqua's beaches during posted swimming hours. Bike around the grounds. Gate Fee for adults from end of June to end of August.
Hanover Town Beach

Hanover Town Beach

South Shore Drive, Sunset Bay, Irving NY 14081
This sandy, life-guarded beach is located on the shores of Lake Erie. A public swimming beach, picnic pavilion, charcoal grills, playground, restrooms and parking area, free to the public and handicap accessible. 
Long Point State Park

Long Point State Park

4459 Route 430 , Bemus Point NY 14712
Located on Chautauqua Lake - a 320 acre day-use park, with life-guarded swimming beach & bathhouse, hiking, biking, reserve-able picnic pavilions, public boat launch and marina with restaurant, marine supplies, gas docks.
Mayville Lakeside Park

Mayville Lakeside Park

Route 394 PO Box 188, Mayville NY 14757
716.753.2125
Life-guarded swimming beach located on Chautauqua Lake and maintained by the Village of Mayville. Includes a bathhouse, new playground, gazebo, picnic tables, grills, pavilion, lighted tennis courts, shuffleboard,and ball field. Plenty of free parking
Point Gratiot Park

Point Gratiot Park

Point Drive & Route 5 , Dunkirk NY 14048
716.366.3262
Lake Erie lakefront park with life-guarded swimming, playground, picnic area, pavilions, restrooms. Trails for bicycling and fishing, and tennis. No admission or parking fee.
Richard O. Hartley Memorial Park

Richard O. Hartley Memorial Park

Terrace & Chautauqua Aves. , Lakewood NY 14750
716.763.6162
Chautauqua Lake-front park with basketball, new playground, life-guarded swimming, night-lighted tennis and picnic facilities. (Fee for swimming only)
Sunset Bay Beach Club

Sunset Bay Beach Club

1028 South Shore Dr. , Irving NY 14081
5 acres of clean, sandy, life-guarded beach located on shores of Lake Erie. Beach area has volleyball courts, waterfront restaurant, beach bar, video game arcade, ice cream shop, T-shirt shop & deli.  $2.00 per person for beach use.
Wright Park

Wright Park

198 Lake Front Blvd , Dunkirk NY 14048
716.366.3262
Lake Erie lakefront park offering lifeguarded swimming, basketball, bicycling, fishing, tennis, playground and picnic facilities.

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