7 Campgrounds In Kentucky With Sandy Beaches For Plenty Of Fun In The Sun

Camping is a favorite pastime in Kentucky and people come from all over the country to experience our wide variety of sites and destinations. You can tent camp completely off the grid or glamp it up in a lakefront cabin with a view. No matter what type of camping you prefer, chances are you’d also enjoy a sandy beach nearby. Several campgrounds in Kentucky do happen to have a beach either right next to the sites or within a short walk or drive. Here are seven campgrounds in Kentucky with sandy beaches that are plenty of fun in the sun.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here: onlyinyourstate.com/nominate

Take camping to a new level in Kentucky by choosing a campground that also has a beautiful, sandy beach for even more fun in the sun. Do you love to camp in Kentucky and do you make sure the site is near a beach? Are there any other beautiful Kentucky beaches with campgrounds that you love? Let us know in the comments!

And for one more destination to check out, take a look at the longest beach in Kentucky that’s also near a campground, featured in our previous article here.

Address: 950 Mammoth Cave Rd, Cave City, KY 42127, USA
Address: 2998 Brier Creek Rd, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259, USA
Address: 179 Park Office Rd, Campbellsville, KY 42718, USA
Address: 14500 Falls of Rough Rd, Falls of Rough, KY 40119, USA
Address: 20781 Pennyrile Forest State Park Rd, Dawson Springs, KY 42408, USA
Address: 79-99 Center St, Salt Lick, KY 40371, USA
Address: 4441 KY-1833, Buckhorn, KY 41721, USA
The OIYS Visitor Center

Beautiful Kentucky beaches

March 12, 2021

Which state parks should I visit in Kentucky?

Boasting 45 state parks with a vast range of gorgeous terrain, The Bluegrass State has plenty of destinations to keep outdoor lovers busy all year long. If you love trekking through historic sites and watching native wildlife, Big Bone Lick State Historic Site in Boone County will delight you. Hike the grounds in search of Pleistocene megafauna fossils while keeping an eye out to catch a glimpse of the roaming bison herds that call the park home.  In Henderson, the 700-acres of John James Audubon State Park is an ideal spot for a relaxing day of birdwatching, hiking through the stunning old-growth trails, or casting a line in the fishing pond. Just outside of Dunmor is Lake Malone State Park located on 338-acres and features ruggedly beautiful sandstone cliffs and even a natural rock bridge.

What are the best outdoor adventures in Kentucky?

Outdoor adventures are abundant in every corner of Kentucky with exciting destinations offering everything from incomparably scenic mountain hikes to heart-pumping activities for the more extreme thrill-seekers. Located between our borders are 16 towns claiming the unique distinction of being “Trail Towns”. These notable spots feature varied terrains where visitors can explore our state’s endless natural beauty on trails specifically designed for hiking, horseback riding, or bicycle trekking. For those seeking a faster pace, the adrenaline rush of an ATV ride is an unforgettable outdoor adventure, and Kentucky is home to hundreds of miles of trails that will get your blood racing.

What are the most beautiful lakes in Kentucky?

Kentucky’s landscape is dotted with beautiful lakes, a variety of diverse waterways, and reservoirs offering plenty of destinations for a relaxing getaway. As evidenced in the article above, the most beautiful Kentucky beaches also happen to be on lakes. One of the most popular spots is the Land Between The Lakes, which features over 170,000 enchanting acres of stunning scenery between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. Just two hours east, the landscape surrounding the town of Lucas have been made famous for its many cave sites. However, when visiting this region, Barren River Lake is not to be overlooked. Spend a day sunning on the lakeshore or explore the peaceful, lush rolling hills surrounding the water. Dale Hollow Lake in Burkesville is a birdwatcher’s paradise set in a thick, verdant wilderness. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles, many flock here for their wintering grounds.

Address: 950 Mammoth Cave Rd, Cave City, KY 42127, USA
Address: 2998 Brier Creek Rd, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259, USA
Address: 179 Park Office Rd, Campbellsville, KY 42718, USA
Address: 14500 Falls of Rough Rd, Falls of Rough, KY 40119, USA
Address: 20781 Pennyrile Forest State Park Rd, Dawson Springs, KY 42408, USA
Address: 79-99 Center St, Salt Lick, KY 40371, USA
Address: 4441 KY-1833, Buckhorn, KY 41721, USA