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Wendt Beach

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Prices in effect January 1, 2009

Park Data

7676 Old Lake Shore Road | Derby, NY 14047 | (716) 947-5660

A beautiful beach, picnic tables and a playground.

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"Most Romantic Beach"


Wendt Beach Park is a 170-acre lake front estate and was used as the Henry W. Wendt, Jr. family's summer residence, which they later renamed the "The Ridgewood."

The grounds present a panorama of cropped lawns, picnic tables and a playground. Structures reflect an earlier era of affluence: a log cabin, once a playhouse and a guest house- now a lifeguard shack and stables- now public restrooms.

Park Features

  • Birds
    Songbirds, Waterfowl, and Shorebirds are some of the migratory birds that can be watched and photographed.
  • Water Life
    Pan Fish, Catfish, Walleyes, Northern Pike, Bass, Perch and Muskies are always there to challenge all anglers in Lake Erie.

Please Note

Camping and open fires are prohibited on Wendt Beach. Alcohol is by permit only. Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry regulations apply.