When people think of Vermont, they often picture mountains, lakes and forests along with the quintessential towns and covered bridges of our state. While these things are abundant in the Green Mountain State, beaches are often an afterthought. The truth is our beaches are not only wonderful, but they are nestled on the shores of our beautiful lakes with fabulous mountain vistas in the distance. Here are the 12 best beaches in Vermont that are located in some of the wonderful Vermont State Parks. The parks are impeccably maintained and each beach has restroom facilities with running water, and many have onsite boat rentals and snack bars. Beaching has never been so easy!

From hiking and camping, to boating and beaching, the State Parks have everything you could ever need or want to have the most epic summer in Vermont possible. Pick a beach and start planning for the next sunny day!

A special thank you to the Vermont State Parks for giving us diverse, beautiful and pristine places to enjoy nature. All photos above are courtesy of and property of Vermont State Parks. Check out some of the best beaches in Vermont for yourself!

What do you think are the best beaches in Vermont? Would you add any other beaches to this list? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

If you are still looking for more summer adventure in Vermont, check out this article HERE of seven pristine and hidden beaches in Vermont that you’ll want to visit this summer!

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What are the most beautiful beaches in Vermont?

This list covers several stunning beaches in Vermont, but if you are looking for more sandy beaches, then check out this article to learn more about where we think some of the best sandy beaches are. For a quick overview, we recommend Thayer Beach in Colchester, North Beach in Burlington, and White’s Beach South Hero to get started. Have fun exploring, sunbathing, and swimming!

Where can I find the bluest water in Vermont?

Ah yes, blue water. We all love to find these hidden gems of blue and clear water, and you can most assuredly find that in Vermont. If you are up for a hike, we encourage you to visit the stunning Sterling Pond at Smuggler’s Notch in Jeffersonville. This pond’s color and placid nature will astonish you with it’s blue and crisp nature. Check out this article here for information about the spectacular pond and hike. Happy searching!

Where are the best swimming holes in Vermont?

If you are instead looking for a swimming hole, then we’ve got you covered. Vermont is home to many amazing swimming holes scattered all across the state. For starters, Bingham Falls is a great spot to go swimming. With natural pools, cliff jumping, and waterfalls, what else could you want in a swimming hole? Another great place is Bristol Falls in Bristol. Here, you will find a refreshing and fun place to cool off from the summer heat. You’ll find deep pools, a waterfall, and several natural pools to explore. For more amazing swimming holes in Vermont, have a look at this article here of 11 outstanding swimming holes in Vermont.

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