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Presque Isle State Park

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Address: 1 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505
Phone Number: (814) 833-7424
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Really nice beaches (by Pennsylvania standards)

Seven miles of sandy beaches. Adequate parking. Close to nature. It's a nice place to spend a few hours. Good for kids. Good for couples and families, lovers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Seven miles of sandy beaches. Adequate parking. Close to nature. It's a nice place to spend a few hours. Good for kids. Good for couples and families, lovers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Clean, well maintained beach. Food was expensive at the concession stand. They allow dogs by the tree line. No garbage on the sand. Life guards were very friendly. It almost felt like you were at the ocean! We will go back to beach 6 and 10. Pack your own food and drink

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Every year we make this our family destination to celebrate several birthdays and this year we added a third. We also prepare both breakfast on the beach (really coo) and later a large meal. The problem is how dirty the beach is including the road, bike trails, etc. TRASH everywhere, so much by 7am I had two bags filled which... More 

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Wheatfield, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Brought our bikes and parked the car at Beach #10 then rode down to #6....had lunch at #8. Stopped at the light house and the kite beach. A perfect day!

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Bruin, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went to Erie for the holiday weekend. We spent a day looking at different spots. Houseboat area, fishing pier, beaches, we had and awesome day. Then we went to the Isle to watch the Fireworks across the bay. It was awesome, there were several areas setting them off at the same time, it was really cool. My kids loved... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The park is beautiful and HUGE. The roads are kept nice and the beaches are clean. Friendly staff as well!

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Fredericktown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The beaches were great and so was the fishing. Beaches are clean, there are grills and pinicic tables everywhere. There is a playground for the kids. Two beautiful lighthouses.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I've lived 2 hours away my entire 29 years and I never knew about this place. It seems like it is kept secret. Gorgeous. So many different things to see. We were here for 4 days and it just wasn't enough. We plan on going back for a couple of days next month. My kids are 4, 3 and 1.... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

One way ride through the park only takes about a half hour but it's a great nature get away so close to the city.

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Bessemer, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Great beach to relax by the lake or to take a swim. The lifeguards do a great job keeping everyone safe.

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Address: 1 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505
Phone Number: (814) 833-7424
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie

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