Little Elm Beach Park, Little Elm
It’s places like Little Elm Beach Park that make me LOVE summer! We spent a beautiful day at the park, which has plenty of activities to keep my kids busy and NOT arguing! We had to take cover at the park’s playground during a couple of short showers, but the passing clouds gave us much appreciated shade! We swam, splashed and played in the sand, before we drove over to fun-beach themed Hula Hut for dinner, that has a volcano that spews water every 30 minutes and a great view of the wake-boarders at Hydrous Wakepark next door! We ended the evening at the Coyote Drive In in Lewisville, about 25 minutes away, watching the new Spiderman Homecoming!
Located on Lake Lewisville, the city beach park is FREE, has a big, roped off swim area and large, sandy beach.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day there is a fee to park on weekends.
The lake has a gradual slope out into deeper water, and as far as I could walk it was all sand! No mud and because the beach appeared clean I didn’t wear water shoes. My kids loved playing in the water.
I love big floats, but it was pretty windy and I didn’t want to take a chance with the floats blowing off into the lake, or my kids trying to chase them down. If you’re bringing a float or tube, I’d suggest a weight or a leash to keep it attached to the swimmer!
It’s deep and there are plenty of boats bringing waves up on the beach, be sure and bring a life jacket, or borrow one of the park’s loaners!
There are no lifeguards on duty!
We didn’t stay after dark, but on our next visit I’m going to bring firewood for a fun fire after the sun goes down! Don’t forget roasting sticks and marshmallows! The fire pits are for everyone to use, no reservations are accepted.
The park does rent out loungers and umbrellas on the beach, at $20/each. You are welcome to bring your own chairs, umbrellas or pop-up shade, and ice chest (no glass).
There are 10 sand volleyball courts, so don’t forget your volleyball!!
The park also offered clean restrooms, and outdoor showers!
The Lighthouse Grill sells nachos, burgers, sandwiches, etc. and has a nice patio overlooking the lake.
Explore a little more of the lake with a kayak rental.
DFW Surf has kayak and SUP Paddleboard Rentals. Click HERE for more information.
The park has an open-air amphitheater, and while there wasn’t anything going on while we were there, their facebook page shows movies in the park and live music at this nice venue! Click HERE to visit their facebook page!
Just a short walk from the beach is this great playground! I love that it’s covered for hot days!
My kids loved these sit down ziplines, too!
If you have a boat, there is a nearby boat ramp. It is $10/day to use the ramp. There is also have an ice machine at the boat ramp.
While you can’t drive your boat into the swim area, you can park on the areas adjacent to the beach.
The park allows camping on the opposite side of the park. A permit is required, and there is a 4-day maximum.
Know Before You Go
Bring sand toys! My son was devastated we didn’t bring any!
On Summer weekends and holidays, the parking lot fills up fast! The city has fun, FREE shuttles that take you to an alternate parking area. Arrive early. Bring a little cash for a tip!
Dogs are not allowed on the beach or in the swim area.
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After a day at the beach, we headed just down the street to the Hula Hut, right on the water! With a volcano and open patio to watch the fun at Hydrous Watersports, you’ve got to check it out! Click HERE to read more about it.
While we only watched the fun at Hydrous Wake Park, you can bet we’ll be back! Click HERE to visit their website and see their fun Aqua Park, too!
After dinner, we headed to the Coyote Drive In in Lewisville! Click HERE to read more.
LIttle Elm Beach Park
701 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm
Click HERE to visit their website.
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