Smith Mountain Lake Beaches

Private Beaches

 

Even though Smith Mountain Lake has over 550 miles of shoreline to explore, access to private beaches are extremely rare. However, if you have your heart set on booking a vacation rental with a private beach, then you’ll be happy to know that a select number of our properties include this option as an amenity. Simply choose the option for “sand beach on site” from our search menu and begin planning your perfect Smith Mountain Lake vacation.

 

Public Beaches

 

Spanning 1,148 acres, the Smith Mountain Lake State Park includes much more than a public beach. This location boasts on-site boat rentals, a boat ramp, fishing pier, hiking and biking trails, and picnic shelters. Smith Mountain Lake State Park is located on the North Shore of Smith Mountain Lake in Bedford County.

The public beach at Smith Mountain Lake Community Park, a smaller public park located in Franklin County, provides guests with walking trails, covered picnic shelters, playground areas, and handicap accessible fishing pier with seating. The public beach is $2 per person (children under 3 are free.) The hours of availability for this public beach vary by season, with limited availability after Labor Day.