The Underrated Beach With The Whitest, Most Pristine Sand Near Denver

When I ask you to name some beachy cities, which come to mind? Miami? Santa Monica? Galveston? While all of these are premiere beach destinations, you are missing one important one in particular: Denver. That’s right folks; Denver shouldn’t just be regarded for its close proximity to the mountains, but also for housing this underrated beach with the whitest and most pristine sand:

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Located in Aurora, Cherry Creek State Park is one of the Denver area’s premiere outdoor spaces that features 4,200 acres of stellar campsites, special events and programs, and outdoor recreational opportunities. In addition to these “standard” state park fixtures, Cherry Creek is also home to shooting sports, a model airfield, and the pièce de résistance: a crystal clear 880-surface-acre reservoir! While boating and fishing are two popular water activities, Cherry Creek offers something else that is hard to come by in Colorado: a large and clean beach complete with soft and pristine sand. Whether you enjoy reading and tanning, swimming and splashing, or just jogging along the sand, you are guaranteed to find something to love at this unique Denver treasure.

The beach at Cherry Creek is open every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 5 am to 10 pm. More information can be found on the Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s website. For even more fun in the sun, check out these 10 Little Known Beaches In Colorado That’ll Make Your Summer Unforgettable.