The 11 Best Beaches in Georgia

By: LAURA SCHOLZ | Pulished on 2023-12-04

Don Carter State Park, Lake Lanier

The 11 Best Beaches in Georgia-Trip Advise

At 38,000 acres, Lake Lanier is Georgia’s largest lake and boasts nearly 700 miles of shoreline lined with public recreation areas and beachfront. Located in Gwinnett County just northeast of Atlanta, the lake is a popular getaway for city dwellers.


Head to Don Carter State Park, on the northern edge of the lake, for recreational activities for everyone: playgrounds, stand-up paddleboard and kayak rentals, campgrounds, and boat ramps. Relax on a large, sandy swimming beach with a bathhouse for changing and showering, or hike or cycle along nearly 15 miles of trails.

Pro Tip: Book an overnight stay in one of the park’s cottages or campgrounds.

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