The Beach and Swimming Area at Sandy Creek Park


Sandy Creek Park is the site of the only beach in Athens-Clarke County. More than 28.000 square feet of sand and more than a half-acre of water designated for wading and swimming make this one of the most popular amenities at Sandy Creek Park. Patrons hit the Beach not just to build sand castles, take in some sun, and swim but also for activities like our popular Beach Yoga program.

The Beach and Swimming Area are open year-round. Nearby amenities include Picnic Areas 1 and 2, Playground 1, and Lakeside Trail. Parking is available in Lot 4 with overflow parking in Lot 5.

Please be sure to note the special rules which apply to the Beach and Swimming Area.

Closest Parking: Lot 4 (~250 ft.)
Closest Restroom: Pavilion 1 (~650 ft.)
Adjacent Amenities: Boat Rentals, Pavilion 1, Picnic Areas 1 & 2, Playground 1, Lakeside Trail
Area Map

Photo of the Beach at Sandy Creek Park looking out across Lake Chapman.

Beach Rules Sign

No Lifeguard On Duty Sign