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North Beach Park

60 Institute Road, Burlington, VT 05401
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Ranked #9 of 26 Attractions in Burlington
Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: North Beach is the nicest beach in Burlington and is on the Waterfront Bike path north of Downtown Burlington, and is an easy bike ride away. North... more »
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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There is an entry fee which we did not expect. The beach itself and surrounding area is pretty average.

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Saint Albans, Vermont
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A lot of locals come here. Water is pretty clear this year, but the beach is a bit rocky and glass in areas. There is a campground in the entrance to the park. Decent spot if you want to swim and stay local but there are definitely better beaches if you drive a bit.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a place to relax. The beach is nice, as is the park. Shade trees provide a break from the sun. The facilities are clean. Review the recommendations for parking to save money.

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Colchester, Vermont, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Pay $6 to park, or park at the school (during summer) and walk down for free. In addition to a nice sandy beach, this place is nice and scenic. Quite large for a Vermont beach. Has a small boardwalk, Nice picnic areas, playground, food vendor, restrooms, and camping available. A great time at little or no cost to relax in... More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

this park is a gem of a find. there appeared to be nice camping sites for RV's and car camping. we walked along the beach/boardwalk until we reached the end - where there is kayak rentals. interesting rental company, make sure you know how to kayak and/or do a recovery should you tip out. the gentleman didn't appear interested in... More

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We went to North Beach Campground over July 4th Weekend. The campground was nice. The sites are well maintained and mostly level (the campground is owned and operated by the city of Burlington). We were tent camping so I can't comment on the electric or water service. We had no trouble accommodating our tent and screen house and vehicle on... More

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Toronto, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife's family camped here way back when in the days when her dad came from Montreal to study for his Masters at the University. Money was scarce, so the family stayed here, and had a great time. It was just as Lori remembered. Lots of trees and forests to play in, a great beach. And the rates are low... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the North Beach Campground for an extended weekend. From the time that I made my reservation until we left after extending our time, everything was exceptional. Pauline took our reservations and helped with information and encouragement. We had little to no information about our camper and that is where Gary helped us with tons... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

North Beach is on Lake Champlain, a most beautiful spot. I have been there many times. THis past summer, we watched Burlington's 4th of July fireworks. In addition to a nice beach, there is a playground for children with a grassy section and a snackbar. It is conveniently located off the Burlington Bike Path and there is camping available on... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a great public park with beachfront access and camping on the property. There's a large playground with well maintained equipment and lots of parking. The view is amazing. What I liked the best, though, is the sand in the water is incredibly soft and the water is only knee deep for several feet off-shore. That makes it a... More

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