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

Even though we are a coastal state, we sadly don’t get the same benefit of the Gulf as say, Florida does. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have beaches! You just may not know where to look for them. We’ve found some of the best beaches in Louisiana that you’ll love to sink your toes into. This epic road trip will take you about 13 hours and all over the state, so feel free to customize your route to fit your needs.

Which of these Louisiana beaches is your favorite? Do you have more to add to the best beaches in Louisiana? Let us know in the comments below!

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Best Beaches in Louisiana

June 21, 2019

What are the prettiest beaches in Louisiana?

Even though Louisiana is a coastal state, we don’t have the miles and miles of white sandy beaches that our other Gulf State counterparts do. With that being said, Louisiana does have some beautiful beaches where you can sink your toes in the sand. Down at the tip of the boot, Grand Isle offers seven miles of public beaches that are perfect for spending a day of fun in the sun. A little further down the coast on the southwestern side of the state, you’ll find Holly Beach. Nicknamed the “Cajun Riviera,” this Cameron Parish beach offers stunning sunset views and incredible opportunities for sea-shelling.

What are the best beach towns in Louisiana?

While Louisiana doesn’t have the typical beach towns that Florida or even Alabama are known for, Louisiana does have some relaxing beaches that will make you think you’ve been transported to a tropical island. State Parks like Lake Claiborne, South Toledo Bend, and Cypremort Point all have beautiful beaches located right on the water, and Grand Isle State Park allows visitors to camp right on the beach.

What beaches have the clearest water in Louisiana?

Louisiana doesn’t have crystal clear waters, but there are countless lakes and rivers that are safe for swimming. Cypremort Point State Park, Lake Claiborne State Park, the Bogue Chitto River, and the Amite River are all perfect options for a quick dip to cool you down on a hot summer day. As a reminder, please use caution when near lakes and rivers and never swim in an area where there are signs posted for alligators.