Alburg Dunes State Park



151 Coon Point Road, Alburg, VT 05440 Visit Website | 802-796-4180


Cost: Day use entrance fee Parking: Yes

Alburg Dunes State Park is a 625-acre property named for the sand dunes near the center and western end of the south-facing natural sand beach. This beach is amongst the longest beaches on Lake Champlain. The wetland behind the beach includes the largest black spruce bog in Grand Isle County.  

  • Swimming: Located on one of the longest beaches on Lake Champlain, offers great swimming.
  • BoatingBoating: Boats are welcome at the park. The park does not rent boats.
  • FishingFishing: Plenty of great fishing on Lake Champlain.
  • PicnickingPicnicking: There is a day-use field with picnic tables. The beach also makes a great spot for a picnic.

Open for day use

  • 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM or Official Sunset
  • Season: Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day weekend


From US Rt. 2 in South Alburgh, take Rt. 129 West one mile. Take left on Rt. 129 Ext. and left on Coon Point Rd and go about 1 1/2 miles to park entrance.




9 reviews
  • June 24, 2024
    "Absolute Alburgh Dunes! Family friendly, clean, and great bathroom facilities. Definitely worth the drive!"
    - Christina Nappi
  • June 24, 2024
    "Love the sand beach and water level for kids. Clean and fun playground."
    - teal church
  • June 23, 2024
    "As a family with young kiddos the dunes are great place to spend the day. The water is shallow and sandy prefect for sand castles. It also has a fun playground near the parking lot. There are bathrooms and changing rooms."
    - Saunders Family
  • June 21, 2024
    "Alburg Dunes will always be my 1st choice for a family beach day! Consistently clean water, updated facilities and a super fun playground on your way in for those with extra energy! A short trip from either Chittenden or Franklin country and a perfect place to have fun in the sun with the family all day!"
    - Vtfun
  • August 13, 2012
    "We were camping at Grand Isle State Park and decided to wander up to Alburgh for a beach day with our kiddos and friends. What a hidden treasure this beach is! Beautiful sand. Shady spots. Tons of picnic tables. Not a big crowd. Shallow, warm water. It almost felt like we were on the coast of Maine! Will definitely make the trip again!"
    - ferencfamily
  • July 15, 2010
    "One of the regular portapotties has just been replaced with a second large portapottie, which should help with the changing area situation. Cold bottled water is available at the contact hut for a minimal cost. Honestly, the beach is rarely crowded. Double holidays American and Canadian on the same weekend while 95 degrees being the exception When it is crowded, you can bet the situation is even worse everywhere else! The sand is great for sandcastles and the view is very nice. It's a lovely natural area... I know that does not appeal to everyone. However, sschmida, I think you will find if you visit Alburgh Dunes under normal circumstances, you may like it better than you did on your unfortunate first visit."
    - ViewFromHere
  • July 15, 2010
    "The facilities are lacking, but the beach is wonderful. We have found it to be a great shore for our young children as it has a very gradual entry and is sandy. Very little seaweed and soft sandy bottom. "
    - bcomeau
  • July 14, 2010
    "I beg to differ with the negative review I Love The Dunes state park we travel the extra miles just to bring our family to the sandy beach and enjoy the privacy of this park. I have relaxed and had fun at this park for years and the portolets are the cleanist I have been in throughout the islands you must have hit one of the busy HOT! 90 degree summer days we recently had where high traffic at the beach is to be expected the handicap one is the one that gets overused I think due to it's size people use it as a changing room.... possibly a good suggestion for the park is to create a dressing area and baby changing station for infants. I would not suggest to stay away from this park in your travels through the islands unless this negative comment was meant to create an exclusive paradise island .........this truly is a hidden paradise that people should experience enjoy with their families and once you go it will become a destination for many years to come with it's natural sandy beaches for miles you'll enjoy!"
    - sunshnevt
  • July 11, 2010
    "We generally love Vermont State Parks, but this was facility is not up to snuff. While the setting on the lake is certainly beautiful and the very shallow beach is a major plus for families with small children, there are several drawbacks. First, there are no restrooms and the portapotties are, uh, heavily utilized. Second, there are no changing facilities. Third, despite being a bit off the beaten track it was shockingly crowded. We love the islands, but there is no reason to add this park to your destination list. "
    - sschmida

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