Some of the best Georgia beaches aren’t as far south as you might think. Instead, there are several lake beaches, all an hour or less from Atlanta. These include:
• Gainesville: Don Carter State Park.
• Acworth: Acworth Beach at Cauble Park.
• Acworth: Red Top Mountain State Park.
• Winder: Fort Yargo State Park.
Lake beaches in Georgia range from small, secluded spots to larger spreads, with most offering the basic beach necessities – sand, swimming, sunbathing. Several also offer up additonal options for kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing, fishing, hiking, biking, picnics, volleyball, water slides and more.