North Beach (Lake Charles)

Sandy beach
6QP6+9V Lake Charles, LA, USA
1 miles from Lake Charles, LA
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality

Beach amenities

  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Some occasional glass in sand, be careful!

This is a no-animals beach

A nice beach to visit on your way from Texas to Louisiana. The murky waters did not look too welcoming so we decided to skip the swimming part 😅

This rather large beach looked very family-oriented with lots of kids everywhere and families sitting around the picnic tables. Although it says "No Animals" on one of the signs, we did see a few pet-owners with their dogs (leashed).

What I found disappointing was the amount of litter lying around the area. Few times I saw glass right in the sand, so you probably don't want to take your shoes off. 

Additional information about the lake (including lodging options, restaurants, and entertainment) can be found on the official website of the town. 

Places to stay

Lake Charles is a somewhat popular destination, so finding rooms should be no problem. However, there aren't many hotels near the beach. Days Inn by Wyndham is probably the closest you can get. Other options include:

If you're willing to spend some extra cash, you might want to consider staying at the Golden Nugget. It's a gorgeous four-star property with a private man-made beach:

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They also offer an amazing outdoor pool area:

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Driving time

  • 2 hours from Houston, TX
  • 1 hour from Port Arthur, TX
  • 1 hour from Lafayette, LA

What we loved

  • Few people around
  • Family-friendly atmosphere

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beaches nearby

Additionally, there's a number of beaches near North Beach (Lake Charles) which you can visit:

Beach reviewed by:
Johan and Mary
Photos from Google Maps
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Visitor questions:

Question: Is the water clear or dirty on north beach
Asked by Lorimiller over 4 years ago
Answer: I found the waters to be rather dirty! I do not recommend swimming here. Also, make sure to wear your shoes on the beach itself - there's broken glass in the sand. You can rent a catamaran, but that's the only thing I'd recommend that has to do anything with the water-related fun. Have a great stay!

North Beach (Lake Charles) videos

Lake Charles beach trip
A great overview of the beach
Lake Charles Beach
An amazing video of North Beach

Weather conditions

Current weather at the beach and 3 day forecast

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Lake Charles, Louisiana 6QP6+9V Lake Charles, LA, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: May 21, 2021