For your beach trip this year, venture to one of these Kentucky shorelines that welcome families. From boating in Sassafras and fishing in Dunmor to nature hikes on the trails of Green River Lake State Park in Campbellsville, Kentucky offers plenty of entertainment options for you and your family. Book a stay at one of many Kentucky vacation rentals to enjoy easy access to lakefronts and beaches. When planning your next getaway, consider one of these beaches in Kentucky.
1. Green River Lake State Park Beach, Campbellsville
You can run, jump, and splash in the river while at Green River Lake State Park, a popular tourist attraction in Campbellsville. Located in a rural part of Kentucky, Campbellsville offers plenty of attractions beyond the beach where you can have fun in the sun all year long. After making a splash in the river, walk along the trails of the state park with your family, and then head over to Tebbs Bend and the Green River Bridge Battlefield for more outdoor exploring. Once your family have had enough outdoor adventure, let them get some rest at your cozy vacation rental while you see the city’s sights, such as the Magnolia Alley shopping district and the expansive course at Blue Hole Golf. During the warmer months, rent kayaks or tubes from Bruce’s Boards or take a hike through the Clay Hill Memorial Forest.
2. Carr Creek State Park Beach, Sassafras
Head out to Carr Creek State Park, and give your family the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. The city of Sassafras offers plenty of family-friendly vacation rentals, so you can enjoy days on the beach with your loved ones, and evenings exploring the town’s attractions, such as boating with rentals from the Carr Fork Marina, or shopping at Willas’ Creations. Pick up some antiques at Everage Auction, or enjoy days hiking the Car Creek State Park trails with your family right by your side. Then, consider grabbing a quick bite to eat.
3. Buckhorn Lake State Resort Beach, Buckhorn
Buckhorn is a mecca for outdoor activities, and when you bring your whole family along for your weekend getaway or a weeklong vacation, you can roam the lake waters and the sandy beach at any time of the day or year. This beach is situated right along the shores of Buckhorn Lake, so you and the family can enjoy fishing excursions or days of swimming in the summer with your family. Continue to explore the great outdoors with a walk or hike through Grover Sizemore Park. Before returning to your rustic cabin in this quaint Kentucky city, stop in for dinner at Cody’s Corner and Kristen’s Cafe, and then grab a sweet treat at the R and F Dairy Bar in nearby Jackson.
4. Lake Malone State Park Beach, Dunmor
Kentucky is home to several massive lakes, and when you book a family-friendly vacation rental in Dunmor, your family can explore Lake Malone State Park Beach. While in Dunmor, opt for a fishing excursion with Kentucky Lake Fishing Guides, or hike the wooded trails of Lake Malone State Park. Stop in for some comfort food at Haley’s Roost, or dine on some American cuisine at the Shady Cliff Restaurant. When you want to soak up some history during your stay in Dunmor, take a tour of the West Kentucky African American Heritage Center, or venture to nearby Russellville to see the Historic Russellville Saddle Factory Museum.
5. Big Bone Lick State Park Beach, Union
Whether you want to sit back on the beach and fish all day with your family by your side, or swim in the lakes of Kentucky, Big Bone Lick State Park Beach is the ideal spot for quality time with your family. Beyond swimming in the water with your family, you can also go on morning walks at the Boone County Veterans Memorial Park in nearby Florence or Shor Lake Park in Walton. After resting back at your vacation rental, treat the family to big attractions in this small Kentucky city when bowling at Florence Bowl, ziplining at Potter’s Ranch, or trying out your skills on skates at Ollie’s Skatepark. The nearby city of Independence features the Boone County Distilling Company when you want to kick back with some beverages after touring the Big Bone Lick State Historic Site.
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