White Sands Lake Day Beach

Sandy beach
52129 Sandstone Blvd, Franklinton, LA 70438, USA
193 miles from Lake Charles, LA
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
Unknown (read more)

Beach amenities

  • PlaygroundKids will have fun!
  • Public grillsGrills or fire pits
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • Gear rentalsEquipment for rent
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Consult the official website for opening/closing hours before you go.

You will have to rent life-jackets ($2 / each) for children younger than 12.

Apparently, you need cash for gear and life-jacket rentals. 

No glass on the beach allowed.

Water shoes are a must, especially for small children.

This is a perfect place to bring your kids to and make them spend all their energy running around the beach, jumping into the water from inflatables or canoeing. 

The beach is a large sand area with huts and cabins available for rent.

The water park has everything one might need – a small parking lot, grills, canoe rentals, inflatables for the kids to jump from. Bathrooms and showers are available across from the beach. There are no lifeguards, but the staff is very attentive and helpful. 

The entrance is $15 per adult.

Beach rules

The beach has a list of simple rules for the visitors to ensure everybody has a good time:

  • No vehicles on the beach
  • No glass 
  • No litter
  • Children under 12 must wear a vest
  • No weapons
  • Children under 15 must be with an adult
  • No pets
  • No nudity
  • No open fires
  • No cussing or violence
  • No drunks

Places to stay

There aren't too many places to stay near White Sands Lake, and most visitors come to the beach for a single day only anyway. However, if you are looking for a place to spend the night there are a few options!

Berry Creek Cabins

Located within a 10-minute car ride from the beach, Berry Creek Cabins offer fully equipped spacious cabins to their guests, along with nice amenities such as an on-site pool, a nice bar, free private parking, and WIFI (also free).

What we loved

  • Watching our kids have a time of their lives
  • Family-friendly atmosphere.
  • Canoeing on the lake.
  • Attentive and helpful staff!

Driving time

  • 1 hour 20 minutes drive from New Orleans
  • 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Baton Rouge

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 White Sands Lake Day Beach which you can visit:

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Visitor questions:

Question: Do I need to pay to get in the park? And how much is the rent for beachfront tents?
Asked by RICHARD almost 3 years ago
Answer: Park admission prices: adults and kids aged 12 & up - $15, kids aged 3- 11 - $10, kids aged 0-2 - free. There are no beachfront tents, only cabanas ($50-70).

White Sands Lake Day Beach videos

White Sands Lake Experience
Another short video about a day on the beach
White Sands Lake Day Beach trip
A short video of the beach with drone flyover

Weather conditions

Current weather at the beach and 3 day forecast

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Franklinton, Louisiana 52129 Sandstone Blvd, Franklinton, LA 70438, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: April 22, 2020