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Address: 4 Beach Rd, Northway (I-87) Exit 39., Plattsburgh, NY 12901-1189
Phone Number:
+1 518-563-4431
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00

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it is a nice place to walk around with your dog, or just walk. Nice space, beautiful view to the lake . But in the fall I did not find any restroom.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Marcia R
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Plattsburgh, New York
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

very long fresh water beach, nice sand, excellent lake. Great beach bar, marginal eats, excellent picnic facilities.

Thank mrmikepettit
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15 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

it is a nice place to walk around with your dog, or just walk. Nice space, beautiful view to the lake . But in the fall I did not find any restroom.

Thank Marcia R
Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Pleasant beach filled with French-speaking Canadians. Good, cheap beer, volleyball courts, nice sand and spacious. Great sense of humor!

Thank MontrealaisaQuebec
Plattsburgh, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Been walking on the City Beach in the late afternoon lately. Quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Just what the doctor ordered!!! Enjoy

Thank William F
Dannemora, New York, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The City does a great job of keeping the grounds clean. People complain about the water quality and beach closings but that is kind of out of their hands? I commend them for watching it so closely and closing as necessary. The beach desperately needs some bathrooms that are in sight of the beach area and aren't trailers. The line... More 

Thank Shawna D
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Super! Lots of picnik tables and even some that have small charcoal BBQs next to them! Get there early for the best places. Clear water, in September a little bit of alge in the water but overall still quite beautiful and the water warm. Great one day get away from Quebec! Will be returning. Wonderful little camping ground with convientant... More 

Thank Jessica W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Love it! We go very often. The view is amazing and the beach is soft and clean. There is a lot of beach also, so you aren't on top of other people. Great beach!

Thank Crystal S
Brooklyn, NY
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43 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I was amazed at how beautiful this beach is! Soft sand, cool, clear water, great for swimming, picnic tables under shady trees, food and drinks (including alcohol) available. I can't say enough nice things about this place.

Thank NYChrisF
Batavia, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Pretty beach, soft sand, life guards, food & drink, bathrooms. Only negative was the green lacy algae because of the hot temperatures. Water is tested daily and was safe to swim.

Thank Michelle M
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Came here 2 days running and loved it! Clean beach, lovely to swim in Lake Champlain and only $6 to get in. Great to kids as the cordoned off swimming area is shallow.

Thank Lisa G

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