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

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

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
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A short walk in the park

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The beach is located in Mandeville, Louisiana 267 Debbie Dr, Slidell, LA 70458, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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