Bennett Beach

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Park Features

"Considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Erie County"

If you enjoy resting and relaxing, make a point to visit Bennett Beach. Our beaches are places of majesty and tranquility. You can start your summer vacation here by bringing your sunscreen, umbrellas, and beach balls. The sunsets are some of the best on the Great Lakes.

  • Plant Life
    Grassy fields, Wildflowers, Pussywillows
  • Mammals
    Rabbits, Deer, Squirrels
  • Birds
    Waterfowl, Shorebirds, Gulls, Terns, Herons, Ducks
  • Water Life
    Steelhead trout, Lake Trout, Brown Trout


  • Summer
    Bennett has everything you need for a day in the sun. You can plan on wind surfing, fishing, swimming, sunbathing and boating. The beach has a family atmosphere that everyone can enjoy.

Park Facilities

It is an open beach (swimming does not open until 11 am; the park itself opens at 10 am). There are no shelters here, but grills and picnic tables are provided.


 Swimming does not open at Bennett Beach until 6/21 (weather permitting). There is no swimming at Wendt Beach.

Bennett Beach Information:

  • May 25th (Saturday)- June 21st (Friday) gates open ONLY Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Holidays; swimming prohibited
  • June 22nd (Saturday)- Sept. 2nd (Monday) gates open EVERYDAY; swimming permitted ONLY when lifeguards are on duty
  • Beach Hours 10 am– 7 pm (gates locked at 7:30 pm)
  • Prohibited: Alcohol or glass containers
  • Fires or cooking on beach
  • Floatation devices (life jackets, floats, tubes, rafts, etc.)
  • Pets on beach
  • Loud music
  • Please discard all trash in receptacles provided
  • Please stay out of dunes and protected areas


Park Information

8276 Old Lake Shore Rd | Angola, NY 14006 | (716) 947-5660


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Current Status:

Bennett Beach is closed for the 2019 season. Fall rates are in effect at both golf courses.
October 16, 2019 11:39am

Modified: June 21, 2019 11:15am


Frequently Requested Pages


Phone: (716) 858-8355

Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry
Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, Rm 1260
Buffalo, New York 14202