North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park)

Sandy beach
267 Debbie Dr, Slidell, LA 70458, USA (202 miles from Lake Charles, LA)
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Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • RV-friendlyRV parking available
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • ToiletsPublic restrooms nearby
  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • Changing roomsDressing rooms on the beach

About this beach

Warnings and hazards

This is a no-animals beach

Broken glass - keep your shoes on!

Less than an hour drive from New Orleans, North Shore Beach is located in the Fontainebleau State Park. A great addition to the beautiful park, this small sandy beach which is overlooking the lake is a wonderful place for families and couples. Park entrance fee is $3. RVs are welcome.

Comfortable beach-houses are available for rent at reasonable prices and are standing right on the waters of the Pontchartrain lake (which looks super-romantic). The park is equipped with picnic facilities. There's also a splash pad for kids, volleyball nets. What else? A large fishing pier and a number of worthy restaurants nearby.

Unfortunately, we found the beach itself and the facilities to be rather dirty and not well-maintained. If the administration manages to solve the issue, this place would be no less than perfect for any kind of activity.

You can bring your dog – there are no pet fees. However, you must always keep her leashed. Pets are also allowed at the tent sites, but not inside the cabins or buildings. 

If you are interested in visiting, the official website of the Fontaine Bleau State Park provides more in-depth information about the park's amenities and lodging. 

Driving time

  • 50 minutes from New Orleans city center
  • 1 hour 20 minutes from Baton Rouge

What we loved

  • The park – so many attractions to see! 
  • Canoeing 'round the lake
  • Crabbing!
Reviewed by:
Johan and Mary
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North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) videos

Exploring Fontainebleau State Park - Louisiana
A 10 minute video review of the park and the beach
Fontainebleau State Park Video
A short walk in the park

Weather conditions

Current weather at the beach and 3 day forecast
How to get there
The beach is located in Mandeville, Louisiana
267 Debbie Dr, Slidell, LA 70458, USA (Open on Google Maps)
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park)
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North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) reviews and photos
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North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by Katie Stutson
09.09.2018
Katie Stutson
I could stare at this view forever
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by Nicole French
17.03.2015
Nicole French
we hold hands 99% of the time👊
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by mz lady lj 😎
21.12.2017
mz lady lj 😎
😎 omg weather perfect 🤗
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by °Eden•°●
21.05.2017
°Eden•°●
Nice hike at Fontainebleau State Park
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by Cameron Evans
21.01.2019
Cameron Evans
Always refreshing to get out of the city.
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by Pam
08.07.2018
Pam
Sunset in the Park
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by Diane Golden
27.12.2018
Diane Golden
I never get tired of seeing these cuties.
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by St. Tammany Parish Tourism
26.08.2018
St. Tammany Parish Tourism
The Northshore is home to two waterfront state parks, Fontainebleau in Mandeville and Fairview-Riverside in Madisonville. They're the perfect setting for a weekend getaway. All you need to bring is family, friends, and food to create memories of a lifetime!
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by Elizabeth Branch
25.07.2018
Elizabeth Branch
Sunday on the beach
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by lekha
21.10.2018
lekha
dreaming of beach days with the lotus sandal ☀️ •what good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness• (john steinbeck)
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by Jill Lamonte Corkern
08.09.2018
Jill Lamonte Corkern
How the kids feel about their first camping trip. 😆❤️
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by Jess
10.01.2019
Jess
I later asked her what she was thinking as she stared off into the sunset. Her answer: “I was thinking about how dark it was getting, and about how cold my toes were, but also that I wished the light would stay just a little bit longer, so we didn’t have to go home, and I didn’t have to go back to school tomorrow.”
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by rowan🌿🍁🌻
03.09.2018
rowan🌿🍁🌻
Beach day before the hurricane .🌴🌞 *also let me flex on that new phone cam quality 😍
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by Paul Thibodeaux
20.09.2018
Paul Thibodeaux
Good times on the lake today. #luckyguy
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by Pam
25.09.2018
Pam
Nightfall
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by Audrey Dawson
21.09.2018
Audrey Dawson
Bossing in my natural habitat 💁🏼‍♀️
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by Ya-Ting Ciou
09.01.2019
Ya-Ting Ciou
#fontainebleaupark
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by St. Tammany Parish Tourism
12.08.2018
St. Tammany Parish Tourism
Adventure awaits on the Northshore.
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by Cane Bayou Tours
09.07.2018
Cane Bayou Tours
Sunday evening on Lake P.
North Shore Beach (Fontainebleau State Park) photo by The Travel Vlog Family
17.07.2018
The Travel Vlog Family
Love how much these two love to play in the water. Although @jacquevids is still scared to get water in his face. I know that in time he will be brave enough and be a great swimmer! It just takes patience and practice, just like everything else in life! @ameliakvids on the other hand is surprising me this summer. She has been all about snorkeling, putting her head underwater and learning how to swim and float. It's amazing what 1 1/2 years can do for a kid. Love her confidence in everything that she does!