Beaches in Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Nothing says “Summer Fun” quite like the feeling of sand between your toes. We may be miles away from the ocean but there are still lots of beaches in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. So grab your bucket and shovel and discover some beachy fun right in your own hometown.

Beaches in Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Davidson County

Cook Day Use Area (Map)

  • Sandy beach and swimming area
  • Picnic spots
  • Fishing/Boat Ramps
  • Playscapes
  • $5 per car/per day
  • Open from April 1 –  October 29, 2021
  • Open 6AM – 8PM daily

Anderson Road Day Use Area (Map)

  • Sandy Beach for lake swimming
  • Picnic Areas
  • $5 per car/per day
  • Open from May 12 – September 29, 2021
  • Open 6AM – 8PM daily

Bryant Grove – Long Hunter State Park  (Map)

  • Sandy Beach for lake swimming
  • Free

Old Hickory Beach (Map)

  • Sandy beach for lake swimming
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Boat/Fishing ramp
  • Open from May 7 – September 6, 2021
  • $5 fee per car/per day

Sumner County

Avondale Recreation Area (Map)

  • Lake swimming (No beach)
  • Picnic Area
  • Fishing/Boat dock

Lock 3 Beach (Map)

  • Sandy Beach
  • Fishing/Boat Dock
  • Picnic Area
  • Free!

Wilson County

Laguardo Recreation Area (Map)

  • Sandy beach for lake swimming
  • Open May 7 – September 6, 2021
  • Open Daylight to 10PM
  • $5 fee per car/per day

Cedar Creek Recreation Area (Map)

  • Sandy beach with swimming area
  • Open April 14 – October 18, 2021
  • Lots of picnic spots
  • $5 fee per car/per day

Rachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)

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