5 Lake Beaches Near Atlanta Worth the Drive

Summer is in full swing. Are you and your family in need of a day or a weekend at the beach city dwellers? You can enjoy several lake beaches near Atlanta less than 2 hours away worth the car ride to get out of the city, sunbath, enjoy water activities or dry land activities for the whole family. And if you happen to live OTP, these beaches are great options for you to even if it means an extra hour or so drive. And while school is almost back in session, it is still very much summer and hot so taking the kids to a beach nearby on the weekends is a great way to enjoy the rest of summer and ease back into the school year. Here are my top 5 picks. 

5 Lake Beaches Near Atlanta

Acworth Beach

A small white sand beach with a roped off swimming area, Acworth Beach is free and includes free parking during the week. There are no lifeguards on duty so be mindful of that. There are playgrounds, public restrooms, and a weekly Farmer’s Market which means you can grab fresh produce for your day trip to Acworth. 

Less than 1 hour away from Atlanta 

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  1. Hi, thanks for the great travel tips, the reviews, and the hints, including the Atlanta area.

    Pictures are really excellent also.

    It certainly helps when we can read a blog such as yours, and be guided by it. Many adventures to be had by all.

    Cheers Sharon…

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