The Hidden Beaches Road Trip That Will Show You Southern Indiana Like Never Before

Summer is in full swing in the Hoosier state, and that means it’s time to hit the beach. Previously, we brought you this hidden beaches road trip in northern Indiana and now we’re back with some more awesome spots. Southern Indiana may not be well known for its beaches, but that doesn’t mean there still aren’t a few hidden beaches left to make your summer epic. Check out six of the best beaches in Southern Indiana on our signature road trip!

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Don’t let the summer slip by without heading to at least one of these beaches in Indiana (or all of them!) for some rest and relaxation while soaking up some of the warm sun! What are your favorite beaches in southern Indiana? For more fun in southern Indiana, check out this southern Indiana waterfalls road trip.

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Best Beaches In Southern Indiana

July 27, 2019

What are the prettiest beaches in Southern Indiana?

If you’re seeking to dig your toes into the sand while soaking up the summer sun in Southern Indiana, then the beach at Buffalo Trace Park in Palmyra is the ideal spot for you. In addition to the lovely sandy beach, the park offers a variety of amenities and attractions perfect for taking a break from the water and the sun. From a petting zoo to playgrounds, picnic areas, walking paths, hiking trails, and even a campground, this Harrison County Park has it all. (Address is included in the above article.)

And if you’re seeking a beautiful setting and sand isn’t your first priority, then pack up the essentials for a day in the sun (including a float) and head to White Rock Park in St. Paul. The park features a former quarry, now a swimming hole, that boasts a grassy knoll for sunbathing. When you’re ready to cool off, inflate your raft and head to the cool waters of the sapphire-colored quarry. Kids and adults alike will also love the jumping platforms located around the quarry’s rim. (Address is included in the above article.)

What are the best beach towns in Southern Indiana?

By far, Brookville is the best beach town in Southern Indiana. Only a short drive from Cincinnati, this small town (population: about 2,500) is home to Brookville Lake – a haven for summer vacation homes. More than two million visitors flock to this 17-mile-long lake in Southern Indiana each year – and for good reason. From outdoor recreation in beautiful surroundings to area attractions (shopping and entertainment) visitors have plenty to choose from here.

What beaches have the clearest water in Southern Indiana?

Generally speaking, the beaches in Southern Indiana all have beautiful, clear waters, especially those found lakeside. Additionally, quarries are known to have great visibility.