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North Beach Park

Address: 60 Institute Road, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone Number: 802-862-0942
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Ranked #15 of 57 things to do in Burlington
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Perth, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Visiting from Australia we were amazed by the great Autumn colour. The shore of Lake Champlain gorgeous even on this nippy and cloudy day.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

There is no better place to be than at North Beach for the first nice day of Spring. The whole campus comes down here and creates what I think is the best day of the year. The water is quite cold still -actually it is freezing- but going in the cold water is part of the allure. For the rest... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Winooski, Vermont
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
52 helpful votes 52 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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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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238 reviews 238 reviews
21 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
86 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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