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Catch Some Sun, Have Some Fun at Buffalo-Area Beaches

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The countdown to summer fun in the sun has begun.

The beautiful spring weather is in the air, and Buffalonians have been patiently waiting for the summer to arrive in Western New York after a long cold season.

With this warm summer air comes many fun outdoor activities, including going to the beach.  Western New York is home to some of the greatest beaches along the shores of Lake Erie, so we put together a list of beaches in the area, as well as the swimming hours for your convenience.

Beaver Island State Park

Where: 2136 West Oakfield Rd., Grand Island
Hours: Call for hours, 716-773-3271

Bennett Beach

Where: 8276 Old Lake Shore Rd., Angola
Hours: Call for hours, 716-947-5660.

Crystal Beach

Where: Fort Erie (Ontario)
Hours: Call for hours, 905-871-1332.

Evangola State Park

Where: 10191 Old Lake Shore Rd., Irving
Hours: Open weekends and holidays, May 26-June 10, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Open daily, June 16-September 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Call 716-549-1802 for more information.

Gallagher Beach State Park

Where: Furmann Boulevard, Buffalo
Hours: Call for hours, 716-855-7211.

Hamburg Town Park

Where: 4420 Lake Shore Rd., Hamburg
Hours: Open daily, June 6-September 2, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Call 716-627-2855 for more information.

Hamlin Beach State Park

Where: 1 Camp Rd., Hamlin
Hours: Open daily June 22-September 2, 11 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Call 585-964-2462 for more information.

Lake Erie Beach Park

Where: 9568 Lake Shore Rd., Angola
Hours: Open daily, noon-7 p.m. Call for opening date, 716-549-0970.

Mickey Rats Beach Club

Where: 8934 Old Lake Shore Rd., Angola on the Lake
Hours: Call for hours, 716-549-3000.

Sherkston Shores

Where: 490 Empire Rd., Sherkston (Ontario)
Hours: Call for hours and information, 877-482-3224.

Sunset Bay

Where: 1028 South Shore Dr., Irving
Hours: Daily, May 24-September 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 716-934-9953 for more information.

Wendt Beach County Park

Where: 7676 Old Lake Shore Rd., Derby
Hours: Call for hours, 716-947-5660.

Woodlawn Beach State Park

Where: 3580 Lake Shore Rd., Hamburg
Hours: Call for hours, 716-826-1930.

Not sure where these beaches are? Check out this map!


View Buffalo-Area Beaches in a larger map

Contributed by Ashley Steves

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