North Beach (Lake Charles)

Sandy beach
I- 10 Srv Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70601, USA (1 miles from Lake Charles, LA)
Water quality

Beach amenities

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

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 πŸ˜…

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
Reviewed by:
Johan and Mary
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The beach is located in Lake Charles, Louisiana I- 10 Srv Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70601, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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North Beach (Lake Charles) photo by tyankool
April 1, 2014
Fun time paddling #lakecharles
North Beach (Lake Charles) photo by da_blacmonroe
July 8, 2013
Hey now sports magazine anyone .. I think so πŸ‘™πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜š
North Beach (Lake Charles) photo by Jillian Rose Bosley Holliday
April 26, 2017
Jillian Rose Bosley Holliday
Sorry for the overload! I'm just so excited to finally share them! Here's the last one for tonight! 🌸
North Beach (Lake Charles) photo by TheFaB"5"πŸ’–πŸ’žπŸ’–
March 18, 2015
North Beach (Lake Charles) photo by туℓєя mΓ€dΓ«
March 17, 2018
туℓєя mΓ€dΓ«
Only legal size redfish I caught today, caught some nice croakers (hardheads) but I don’t mess with those. #lakecharlesbeach #fishing #redfish
North Beach (Lake Charles) photo by Meagan Greene πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
October 1, 2017
Meagan Greene πŸŒ™πŸŽΆ
#beachbums #momofboys #positivevibes #hippiesoul
North Beach (Lake Charles) photo by Jamie deFoor
October 12, 2014
Jamie deFoor
It was love at first taste!
North Beach (Lake Charles) photo by Jamie deFoor
October 12, 2014
Jamie deFoor
Chasing seagulls.
North Beach (Lake Charles) photo by Shuli Maldonado
June 10, 2018
Shuli Maldonado
#lakecharlesbeach #louisiana 🐊
North Beach (Lake Charles) photo by Joseph The Broseph
August 17, 2018
Joseph The Broseph