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North Beach Park

60 Institute Rd, Burlington, VT 05408-2764
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Nice Beach Park in Burlington!

I've been to this beach quite a few times....my first visit was magical but my last visit wasn't so... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Los Angeles, California
Beautiful views!

We ran into this on the bike path and my only regret is that we didn't find it sooner. Lovely beach... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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“snack bar” (13 reviews)
“nice beach” (6 reviews)
“shade trees” (3 reviews)
60 Institute Rd, Burlington, VT 05408-2764
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

I've been to this beach quite a few times....my first visit was magical but my last visit wasn't so pleasant. Regardless, North Beach Park is really a Burlington treasure. It's close to downtown and yet a world of its own with the lovely majestic Lake...More

Thank adrianna24sings
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We ran into this on the bike path and my only regret is that we didn't find it sooner. Lovely beach and park to enjoy the breathtaking views for all ages.

Thank LG6137
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Stopped in to North Beach while visiting Burlington. Admission was $8 for our car, and I believe pedestrians and bikes can enter for free. There were changing rooms available for use and bathrooms and a snack bar as well. The beach was clean and the...More

Thank Shnoogie
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is a very relaxing and clean beach. Very accessible for handicap parking and short walk to the beach. Kid friendly with almost no rocks on the shore or in the water.

Thank erika l
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We were in Burlington for the weekend , the park has a large beach and clean facilities. Snack bar with some basics and of course beer. Beach can be accessed by car or by bike right off the bike path. We did botth , you...More

Thank BostonRich617
Reviewed 17 August 2017

So the South end of North Beach Park is the unofficial Dog beach... a short and beautiful walk from the Waterfront Park in Burlington. Shhhh.

Thank Vermonters4
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Nice water, clean beach, batjroo.s old and not to great, but they were useable. Snack bar good, rented kayaks and chilled in the water...very nice stay!

1  Thank basiama
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We loved our day here! So relaxing and peaceful. Water was nice and views were spectacular! Kids rented SUPs and tired themselves out! Nice snack bar as well as picnic tables and grills. Looks like it's a very popular place to camp. On a beautiful...More

Thank cmsnyder1328
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived around 11 on a Saturday and the beach was calm and clean. The grassy area in between the beach and parking lot is a nice option for those who want to enjoy the sand. The bathroom was your typical really dirty beach bathroom...More

Thank SweetDee11
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This is a very nice park. the people working there were very accommodating. The campground has nice places to walk, a great beach, good bath houses. It abuts the waterfront bike/walk trail. It's within easy distance to downtown.

Thank Lindylee2015
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Sara J
11 July 2017|
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Response from Creepy21 | Reviewed this property |
I recall seeing people carrying fishing gear, but don't recall seeing people fishing. I assume there has to be, but can't say for certain.
Patty C
10 September 2016|
Response from Nathan T | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have showers both on the beach and within the campground
Dodie K
13 August 2016|
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Response from Jeff M | Reviewed this property |
Yes and no. My understanding is that dogs can be in the grassy park behind the sand but not on the beach and definately not in the water. I saw the lifeguards activity enforcong this.