Holly Beach (Cajun Riviera)

Sandy beach
2351 Brant St, Cameron, LA 70631, USA
35 miles from Lake Charles, LA
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
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Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • RV-friendlyRV parking available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • CrabbingPublic crabbing sites
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Strong winds and currents, look after your kids!

No stores or gas stations nearby.

Holly Beach aka the Cajun Riviera is the opposite of your regular resort beach. Here you will not find any large hotels, giant condos or fancy restaurants with lots of entertainment nearby. It’s definitely not the prettiest beach you’ve visited, but it has a spirit of its own and many consider it to be the best beach near New Orleans. This is an ideal place for fishermen (license not required!), shellers, folks who practice meditation or enjoy long quiet walks.

Getting there

You can get to the beach by pulling off the side of the road between mile marker 42 and 43. You can park your car right on the sand.

If you're not driving you can take a $1 ferry from Cameron and watch dolphins on your way there (if you're lucky, of course).

The beach

You can set up a tent or if you are in for a longer stay go ahead and rent an RV or a small house - there’s a number of colorful homes which are available on request along the surf. A number of public crabbing sites as a nice bonus and something to entertain your company and yourself with. Bring your own food or be prepared to fish something out, as there aren’t any restaurants close by!

The beach is not developed at all, except for a small number of elevated homes that are available for rent. 

Food and amenities

You can take a $1 ferry that will bring you to Cameron and back after you're done exploring the town or having lunch or dinner (Anchors Up grill has awesome burgers, check them out). 

There aren't many amenities on the beach, except for a few portable toilets that are placed along the coastline. Overall the place is clean and taken care of, however (unfortunately) many visitors forget to clean after themselves which is why you can occasionally find all kinds of stuff laying around.


An ideal place for a daycation - only a few hour drive from Houston and around 3-4 hour drive from New Orleans/Baton Rouge.

Driving time

  • Approximately 4 hours and 20 minutes from New Orleans by car.
  • Only 2 hours 20 minutes from Houston, TX, by car.

What we loved

  • Great fishing spot
  • Quiet and never crowded!
  • Sheller's paradise 🐚
  • RV camping
  • Public crabbing sites 🦀

Beaches nearby

Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Holly Beach (Cajun Riviera) which you can visit:

Beach reviewed by:
Phil R.
Photos from Google Maps
Cabins near the beachGulls on Cajun RivieraWaves at the beachHaving fun with waves - Holly BeachCabins at the beach - Holly beachCatching waves...Lots of seagullsHolly Beach shoreHolly Beach wavesHollyBeach - May2013Looking back and smilingphoto by Brett Schneider

Holly Beach (Cajun Riviera) videos

Holly Beach waves
A short video of the Cajun Riviera mood
Holly Beach flyover video
A great drone-made video of Cajun Riviera

Weather conditions

Current weather at the beach and 3 day forecast
Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Cameron, Louisiana 2351 Brant St, Cameron, LA 70631, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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