We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alburg Dunes State Park

151 Coon Point Road, Alburgh, VT 05440
+1 802-796-4170
Review Highlights
Shallow clear water

This is a great beach. The beach is long and not very deep, so families line up asking the beach... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Jennifer C
via mobile
Best family beach in Vermont!

We love this beach for it's sand dunes, the quietness of it and it's clean sand. The little ones... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Swanton, Vermont
Read all 42 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sand beach” (4 reviews)
“great beach” (3 reviews)
“clean beach” (2 reviews)
151 Coon Point Road, Alburgh, VT 05440
+1 802-796-4170
Write a Review
Reviews (42)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great beach. The beach is long and not very deep, so families line up asking the beach. Beach has grills and picnic tables. Only portable potties!

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We love this beach for it's sand dunes, the quietness of it and it's clean sand. The little ones can walk quite far without having too much water on them and the waves are just perfect.

Thank Belle12301
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We love taking the dogs here in the Winter, and strolling the beach. The views are great, the roads are plowed, and there's parking on location.

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to Alburg Dunes State Park since it was called Palmers Sand Beach. We vacation in the area for over 30 years since I was a kid and the beach is always a highlight of our vacation. Extremely clean beach and water....More

1  Thank Heather Z
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The water is clear. The sand is plentiful !!! It's all sandy even way out in the water. It's a beautiful beach I highly recommend it. No bathrooms. Just port o lets. Bring your lunch and drinks.

Thank Julie I
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Many of the beaches on the islands are rocky (not bad for beachcombers!) but if you want an expanse of sandy beach to lounge, linger and swim, this is it! Not a lot of shady spots, so grab your umbrella. Relaxed, casual with drop dead...More

Thank everythingreen
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The cleanest water, lovely view, it was shallow and not to crowded. this is one of my favorite northern Vermont beaches.

Thank Jordan G
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We love this beach...shallow and clean water..quiet, roomy and the staff is amazingly friendly. The only downside is there's no bathroom..only port a potties..they are pretty clean though.

Thank LOTUS1970
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The water is very shallow although pretty clean. There are only port-o-potties there, no real bathrooms or changing rooms. Just an OK beach, really - we preferred the North Beach in Burlington, VT by far.

Thank newyorker1974
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Really great views,clear water, unbelievable sun rises and sunsets, great for boating and swimming, fishing S pretty good too

Thank berring0
Nearby Restaurants
Ruthcliffe Lodge & Restaurant
50 reviews
2.06 km away
North Hero House
180 reviews
5.53 km away
Shore Acres Inn and Restaurant
114 reviews
7.15 km away
Hero's Welcome Bakery, Cafe' & Deli
44 reviews
5.70 km away
Nearby Attractions
St. Anne's Shrine
63 reviews
5.09 km away
Hero's Welcome
98 reviews
5.69 km away
Island Passages Kayak Tours
18 reviews
3.78 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Alburg Dunes State Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines