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Nice, Wide-Open Beach and Park Area

Our cruise boat was docked at the Rochester marina for a day, and I went walking out the pier to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Boise, Idaho
Pretty - but a bit of urban grit takes away from natural beauty

Very pretty park and a long, long pier. Sad to see the graffiti on the end of the pole. Also... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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4799 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY 14612-2154
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Reviewed yesterday

Our cruise boat was docked at the Rochester marina for a day, and I went walking out the pier to the old light house. On the way back I turned right into Ontario Beach Park. There is a wide sandy beach with lifeguards for safe...More

Thank StuartGustafson
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very pretty park and a long, long pier. Sad to see the graffiti on the end of the pole. Also, bathrooms without stall doors are gross and lack any sense of privacy. Beautiful beach, nice marina. Sad to see Carousel not open during the day....More

Thank Jburk77
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend brought us to the Ontario Beach Park for a walk out on the Breakwater. At first glance the park looks quite nice, as we walked along I noticed all the trash on the grass ~ a shame because there are plenty of trash...More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to let your hair down and stretch your legs while getting some of that great "sea" breeze. Sand, shade trees, long pier, boat and people watching - ice cream, beach volleyball, pickleball and charchoal grille cookouts - all good. There are a few...More

1  Thank David J
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Whenever we have out-of-town guests, we ALWAYS bring them to Ontario Beach Park - even in the dead of winter. All year round, there are plenty of events going on, things to do, people to watch, and time to kill. This is an excellent place...More

2  Thank DrJimmy14612
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Pluses: wide-open park perfect for family barbecues; wide sandy beach that wasn't crowded; clean kids' playground for the younger kids; good running or biking paths; FREE; good and inexpensive restaurants nearby; ice cream shops. Minuses: seems to be a magnet for young bikers. Older Harley...More

1  Thank Father02
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Merry go round is nice, but beach is usually dirty. There are sometimes gang fights in the parking lot, but they don’t bother outsiders. If you’re looking for a beach drive about 30 miles west to Hamlin Beach State Park.

Thank Summerfall14580
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately this is one of the nicer beaches in Rochester. It has rich history dating back the the war of 1812. And history through art on the iconic carrousel. There is a boardwalk and playground as well as picnic areas with grills which can be...More

Thank meatballs8
Reviewed 13 November 2017

My husband and i go every Wed night in the summer to the free concerts at Ontario Beach.We just love the concerts.Every week it is a different band and they perform at the gazbo.It is so pretty there.Wegmans has a tent there that they sell...More

Thank gbaker101
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Good park, beach is OK. But in Rochester, it is either too cold to go to the beach, or the beach is packed. I personally like driving up to the park in Spring/Fall, when you have a warm evening and just want to take a...More

Thank Charles M
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Response from David J | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, according to their website pets are not allowed. 😢
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Response from DstmNY | Reviewed this property |
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