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Southwick Beach State Park

8119 Southwicks Pl, Henderson, NY 13650-2040
+1 315-846-5338
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Best Beach on Lake Ontario

My favorite beach in New York State! Lake Ontario serenity. Soft sand. Gorgeous views of the... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Daytona Beach, Florida
Fun, small beach

My family has only visited beaches along the Atlantic Ocean so this was a pleasant change of pace... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Morris Plains, New Jersey
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8119 Southwicks Pl, Henderson, NY 13650-2040
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

My favorite beach in New York State! Lake Ontario serenity. Soft sand. Gorgeous views of the lake. Picture perfect. A must see if you are in Jefferson County, NY. You must stop and visit!

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

My family has only visited beaches along the Atlantic Ocean so this was a pleasant change of pace. The beach was very small here but reasonable for the number of people at 4 pm, there were lots of grills and picnic tables available for use,...More

Thank mtdewytotoro
Reviewed 31 July 2017

When we entered we saw a huge parking place. We headed to the lake and found people sunbathing. It was not recommended to swim that day. The lake was a bit temperamental. I continued to walk next to the lake. I was able to go...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We went today, my two boys and I, there was a $7 fee to get down to the beach which considering that there actually is barely any beach at the minute is a liberty. Now I realise that it isn't the parks fault that the...More

2  Thank michele W
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We spent one night camping here on our way to Nova Scotia. The park is lovely and well maintained. We had an RV site for the night and found it to be perfectly situated for our needs. There is a lovely beach near the campsites...More

Thank Weyes1
Reviewed 25 September 2016

My family spent three days there mid week. The park was quiet and beautiful. We met so many friendly people. We saw the Park Rangers frequently, very helpful gentlemen. I really felt safe.The beaches were sandy and inviting. We went after the summer rush so...More

Thank donnadavidh2016
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This is our go to beach in upstate NY. Only 45 min. from Syracuse. Nice flat sandy beach, great for walking and gaucking. Professional life guards, concession stsnd, bathrooms and changing rooms. Easy to take a 2 mile walk. We come here once or twice...More

Thank Jerry Z
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I am grateful we have the military in our community, however, this has ruined this beach for those of us who grew up here. Loud music, terrible behavior, inconsiderate people leaving trash everywhere. As the mother of two beautiful blonde teenage girls, I don't want...More

Thank Darsmithrn
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We spent 3 days here in this camp site. This is an excellent beach and you have over 3 miles of Lake Ontario beach to walk on if you include the neighboring wildlife preserve. We stayed in Loop D which has some shade and very...More

Thank marino family
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of the Great Lake Ontario region state parks. The beach is well over a mile long. The roped off area with a life guard is smaller, but you are not limited to it. There is a nice cafe that offers food and...More

Thank Kirk H
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