What’s more summery than laying out on the shore with the warm sun shining on you and the sound of the water in your ears? This year, spend your vacation on the beaches of the Finger Lakes! This region is home to some of the country’s most gorgeous stretches of shoreline. Imagine fishing in the surf or swimming in the waters of one of these pristine lakes. Your family will thank you for booking your next getaway with Finger Lakes Premier Properties! Discover where to find the best public beaches, as well as how you can book a vacation rental with its very own private beach!
Visit These Finger Lakes Beaches
Buttermilk Falls State Park
Aside from having some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the region, Buttermilk Falls State Park is home to a popular swimming hole that’s beloved by locals and visitors alike. There’s a natural pool at the base of the falls which creates a wonderful swimming hole for guests to enjoy. While the park is open year-round, the beach is only available during the summer season when the conditions are good. We suggest that you check with the park before you visit to make sure! The swimming season typically runs from late June to early September, on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. The hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Seneca Lake State Park
This addition to our list is probably the most family-friendly option. Seneca Lake State Park includes waterfront walking trails, Sprayground (a splash playground for the little ones), as well as a great beach. As with the previous park, the beach (as well as the Sprayground) is open during the summer season, weather permitting. Canoe and kayak rentals are available from April 1st to the last day of November.
Keuka Lake State Park
Keuka Lake State Park is a 621-acre stretch of land that features stunning tree-shaded trails and a pristine beach. Like the previous entrants, the beach is available seasonally, although the park is open year-round. Typically, the swimming season is from late June to early September, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in good weather. There are also canoe and kayak rentals available at the park’s marina so that you can paddle around the lake.
Book Your Stay With Finger Lakes Premier Properties
The easiest way to spend time on the shore is to book a lakefront home from Finger Lakes Premier Properties! We have the best selection of rental homes in the region, including plenty of rentals that allow easy access to a Finger Lakes beach. If that’s something you crave, consider booking Varyniko! This cozy lakefront house perches on the shore of Keuka Lake, in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine region. Your family will love staying in this beautiful three-bedroom, two-bathroom home, which comes with the use of a beachside fire pit, a shaded deck, and your own private section of beach!