Poconos Beaches

Splash in the water and soak up the sun: trade screen time for shore time at a Poconos sandy beach.

A beach day in the Pocono Mountains means sand beneath your feet, water before you, and green slopes rising all around. Enjoy a swim and some lakeside or riverside relaxation at the locations below. Bring a picnic and pool towels and don't forget the sunscreen! Browse our FAQ to learn more.

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Lakes and Beaches in the Poconos

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There are 150 lakes in the Poconos, offering a wide variety of scenic backdrops for a summer vacation or day out with family and…

  • Yes, there are many beaches in the Poconos! See above to find the perfect spot to spend a beach day in the Pocono Mountains along the sandy shores of lakes and rivers in the area's parks.

  • The pristine waters of the Poconos are great for swimming. Lakes like sprawling Lake Wallenpaupack, the third largest lake in Pennsylvania, as well as Beltzville Lake and Tobyhanna Lake are known for their clear waters.

  • Lake Wallenpaupack is owned and managed by Brookfield Renewable. The reservoir is a functioning hydroelectric project, but it is also open to the public for recreation. Palmyra Township Public Beach on Lake Wallenpaupack is open to the public throughout the warmer months.

  • The town of Lake Harmony is open to the public and has many restaurants, resorts and shops that everyone can visit and enjoy. The lake itself is privately-owned and accessible only to guests staying at Split Rock Resort or certain vacation rentals on the water.

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