From white sand beaches on lakes to the best fishing spots and beautiful beaches on the gulf there's a lot of hidden beaches in Louisiana you might have overlooked. Below are a list of great beaches only a short drive away!

1. Lake Claiborne State Park 

Just because it's a beautiful beach doesn't mean it has to be on the ocean and Lake Claiborne is proof of that! Just a short drive from Shreveport you might be in Northern Louisiana but the sandy beaches will remind you of Florida.

2. North Beach on Lake Charles

The North Beach on Lake Charles is the only freshwater White Sand Beach anywhere from Texas to Florida. Plus it's not far from the casinos so it's a very popular vacation beach during the summer.

 

3. Holly Beach 

Holly Beach aka The Cajun Riviera is known for it's beautiful sunsets over the gulf and amazing seashells. After being hit hard by several Hurricanes in a row the beach has changed a lot in recent years but has maintained the very relaxing beach feel.

4. Cypremort Point State Park 

The Cypremort Point State Park is known for it's amazing fishing and boating with separate areas just for swimming. With the peninsula the state park is on visitors can enjoy amazing sunrises and sunsets over the water.

5. White Sands Lake Day Beach

If you're looking for a more unique beach experience White Sands Lake Day Beach in Franklinton is the perfect place for you. The beach is an aqua park with water trampolines, slides, and of course blobs!