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“Nice day trip but needs updating!”

Plattsburgh City Beach
Ranked #2 of 30 things to do in Plattsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

The water is great, there's plenty of space to relax and tan. A bit of a walk to the two bathroom houses which are located on each side of the main area. Food stand needs better selection and updating as does the bathrooms! By mid afternoon you'll be lucky to find a clean stall with toilet paper that locks properly. Some people are just pigs but they should have an attendant restocking supplies. Overall a nice day but don't overstay unless you want to be around overly loud and obnoxious people who had too much fun (and drinks) in the sun. Starts getting rowdy after 5pm.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The city beach is OK. Don't get much time to take advantage of the relaxing atmosphere it has to offer but it's a really nice & big beach.

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Went early enough and got a great place to sit, relax and tan! Very clean! Would definitely go back!

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Lake Champlain is beautiful and it's water is amazing. However, in all it's a mediocre beach. They could take better care of the beach. There was some trash, not a ton. And $6 is a bit overpriced for this kind of beach.

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

It's let me tell you, nothing like the real beach, because, after all it's a beach. It is quite dirty however, with tons of litter immersed in the water and tons on the so-called "shore". The view however, is quite nice. With the mountains right in front of your eyes.

I would not swim in this lake because of the filth and since it is not a real beach. Walking close to it is fine, if I do say so myself. It's only around an hour-two hours away from Montréal.

Also, you may see a little playground around the water area. DO NOT send your kids there. It stinks of rubber because there are little pieces of rubber on the floor. If that catches on fire, everything will be burnt by the flames.

There are also some life guards there. You MUST stay close to them. Even if you go in the swimming area but not near the little rope, they will whistle. (Just a tip.).

There is a bathroom/changing room, but it is only a notch higher than a portal potty. They should renovate it.

Also, try not to stay at the little lake too long. It gets boring. I recommend 1-2 hours, 2 and a half maximunm.

The food is overly priced.

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