The largest beach in Burlington, North Beach offers a variety activities and you could easily spend an entire day here. If you’re feeling active, on the northern end of the beach there’s a spot where you can rent canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Grab your paddle and head out on the water to explore the shores of Lone Rock Point. Or you can rent a bike and go for a spin on the bike path. Of course you can always just lounge on the beach and take a dip in the water every now and then to cool off.
The beach also has a food concession stand, playground, picnic tables, and pavilions that can be reserved online. There’s a full-service campground just across the bike path from the beach, for those looking for a longer stay. While there is parking available ($8 a day for non-Burlington residents) you can easily bike or walk to the beach from Burlington – it’s about a mile and a quarter from the waterfront. North Beach can get crowded on warm days – especially early and late summer, when the college students are still in town.