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Southwick Beach State Park

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Address: 8119 Southwicks Pl, Henderson, NY 13650-2040
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Day trip to the beach

Brought my family of 5 to the beach and it was very nice except there was more algae than expected in the water, probably due to the heat. Showers were nice and large enough for... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
Michael L
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Watertown, New York
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

My family spent three days there mid week. The park was quiet and beautiful. We met so many friendly people. We saw the Park Rangers frequently, very helpful gentlemen. I really felt safe.The beaches were sandy and inviting. We went after the summer rush so the park wasn't very full, a bonus. It's so close to Syracuse and Watertown. I... More 

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Camillus, New York
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305 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This is our go to beach in upstate NY. Only 45 min. from Syracuse. Nice flat sandy beach, great for walking and gaucking. Professional life guards, concession stsnd, bathrooms and changing rooms. Easy to take a 2 mile walk. We come here once or twice per summer.

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Watertown, New York
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39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I am grateful we have the military in our community, however, this has ruined this beach for those of us who grew up here. Loud music, terrible behavior, inconsiderate people leaving trash everywhere. As the mother of two beautiful blonde teenage girls, I don't want them anywhere near this place in season.

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Thank Darsmithrn
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29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We spent 3 days here in this camp site. This is an excellent beach and you have over 3 miles of Lake Ontario beach to walk on if you include the neighboring wildlife preserve. We stayed in Loop D which has some shade and very quite even with pets allowed. Campground is clean, bathrooms clean. Guarded beach is great but... More 

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Clayton, New York
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97 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of the Great Lake Ontario region state parks. The beach is well over a mile long. The roped off area with a life guard is smaller, but you are not limited to it. There is a nice cafe that offers food and beverages. They also keep several items stocked that one often forgets for the picnic. Slim... More 

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This place is so fine,live down the Jersey Shore, been all over with Merchant Marine, this is the sweetest beach there is. Out side the park to the north, can on the right day SURF it.Yes you can. Staff is so friendly,just wish they did not have to use messed up Reserve America. Great kayaking, and the sun sets are... More 

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Watertown, New York
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125 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Brought my family of 5 to the beach and it was very nice except there was more algae than expected in the water, probably due to the heat. Showers were nice and large enough for me to easily take my son in with me to clean up.

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1 Thank Michael L
Gillett, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beach with lifeguards on Lake Ontario. The sand beach was very nice, there was a small amount of algae, the temps were nice and there was a cool breeze. Highly recommend for a day or two.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We took part in a wedding right at the edge of the beach near the concession stand. The parking was easy, bathhouse was clean, and beach seemed pleasant.

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We just got home from our second visit to this campground. We first booked a week here on site 44 in September 2015 for a honeymoon just my husband and I. This more recent visit (June 23-26) was with close friends and their kids (ages 6 & 8). We stayed on site 55 and they were on site 56. Positive:... More 

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