Enjoying Lake Charles Beaches

There is no better place to pay a visit to than Lake Charles, Louisiana. This southwest city has everything you could ever imagine: casinos, golf courses, trendy nightspots, Cajun restaurants, year-round fishing and hunting, nature trails and friendly locals. Of course, one of the most exciting parts to Lake Charles is the downtown district and lakefront beaches. The rustic waterfronts are absolutely stunning and serve as the perfect places for catching fish, collecting shells and bird watching.

Highlights of Lake Charles
North Beach is the only white sand inland beach located on the Gulf Coast. There is a convenient boardwalk that connects the beach to several waterfront parks, such as Millennium Park, the Veteran’s Memorial Park and the September 11th Memorial. These locations are hotspots for seeing water sports shows, boat parades, firework displays and festivals. Younger kids will especially love the nearby spraygrounds that keep everyone cool without having to take a dip in the lake.

Lake Charles Beaches
Here are the beaches located along the shoreline of southwest Louisiana in Lake Charles:

Holly Beach – This beach is nicknamed “Cajun Riviera” and is located 10 miles west of Cameron. It’s a low-key, rustic beach that is perfect for fishing and shelling. It’s enjoyed by both locals and visitors, especially with the variety of places that are available to stay at alongside the beach such as RVs and elevated rental homes. With opportunities for collecting seashells, bird watching, fishing, crabbing and swimming, you’ll find a relaxing trip when visiting Holly Beach.

I-210 South Beach – Also known as LaFleur Beach, this beach is located in Lake Charles and has $1 admission per car during the summer months. The beach is nestled off the I-210 Bridge and has sandy beaches that overlook the lake so you can watching recreational boating or enjoy casting a line. It’s also within close proximity to Prien Lake Park.

North Beach – This beach is conveniently located near the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. It’s on the north side of the lake, right off I-10. North Beach is the perfect place to come if you enjoy hanging out in the sun, playing sand volleyball and getting a tan. It’s the most social of all the beaches, and a wonderful site for having an afternoon picnic. Admission is $1 per car during the summer months. In addition to Holly Beach, I-210 South Beach and North Beach, there is also a stretch of waterfront called Rutherford Beach or the Gulf of Mexico Beaches. These beaches have been affected by the recent hurricanes however, and are currently being restored.

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