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Beaches within Reach
Beaches within Reach

A contributor to WGRZ-2 On Your Side's Moms Like Me site posted the following helpful information for potential beachgoers looking to escape the heat.

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NOTE: Before heading out, check out swimming and other conditions on the beach website or call. Water quality and park conditions change often.

The following is a list of beaches around the Western New York (and beyond!) that allow swimming; I've included the address in case you want to Mapquest the location to see how long of a ride it is from your home:  

Allegany State Park – Quaker Area
2373 ASP, Route 1, Salamanca.  354-2182.
2 lakes, camping, fishing piers, hiking trails.  Pets allowed.  
Click here for more info.  

Allegany State Park – Red House Area 
2373 ASP, Route 1, Salamanca.  354-9121.
A sandy beach for swimming; fishing, hiking.  Pets allowed.  
Click here for more info.  

Beaver Island State Park
2136 West Oakfield Road, Grand Island.  773-3271
950 acre park with 1/2 mile of beach for swimming, 80 slip marina. Pets allowed.  
Click here for more info. 

Darien Lakes State Park (not to be confused with Darien Lake Theme Parks)
10289 Harlow Road, Darien Center.  (585)547-9242
Woodlands, ravines, streams, and 12-acre Harlow Lake.  Campsites.  Sandy beach, playground, fishing, hiking, picnic areas.   Pets allowed.  
Click here for more info. 

Evangola State Park
10191 Old Lake Shore Road, Irving.  549-1802.  
Natural sand beach on Lake Erie.  Swimming, picnic facilities, tennis & basketball courts.  
Pets allowed.  
Click here for more info. 

Hamlin Beach State Park
1 Camp Road, Hamlin.  (585)964-2462.  Swimming beach open Thursdays thru Sundays.  Clear water, sandy beaches, tent & trailer campsites.  
Click here for more info. 

Lake Erie State Park
5905 Lake Road, Brocton.  792-9214.  Shoreline covering ¾ mile.  Swimming, picnic areas, camping, playgrounds, hiking.  Pets allowed.  
Click here for more info.

Olcott Beach - Krull Park
5818 West Main Street, Newfane.  778-5462.  
Full service marina, shops, amusement park, wading pool, swimming and beach front.  
Click here for more info.   

Presque Isle State Park
Erie, PA.  301 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA.  814-833-7424.  
Swimming, boating, fishing, picnic shelters.  
Click here for more info.  About a 2 hour drive from WNY.

Sunset Bay
1028 South Shore Drive, Irving.  934-4847.  
Click here for more info. 

Woodlawn Beach State Park
S-3580 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell.  826-1930
One-mile long beach.  Picnicking, beach volleyball, nature trails, playground, a new nature center/bathhouse complex.  No pets.  
Click here for more info. 


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