Rocky Falls Beach
This is one of the most unique beaches in the Midwest, and is located in Southeast Missouri near the town of Winona. The beach is surrounded by a beautiful rock backdrop, the rocks in the area date back more then a billion years. The natural area, is made even more beautiful, by the waterfall that pours into the swim area. This is one of Missouri’s BEST swimming holes. The beach can be found on County Road NN-526, in Winona. For more information, click here.
It’s not often you can find a swimming hole this exotic, right smack dab in the middle of the Midwest. Once an abandoned rock quarry, The Fugitive Beach now serves as a tropical paradise, surrounded by towering limestone bluffs. The Fugitive Beach is a family owned business, spread out on more then 20 beautiful acres. The beach itself is over 300 feet in length of soft sand, just perfect for laying out in the summer sun. The Fugitive Beach is located at 16875 County Road 5285, Rolla, MO 65401. For more information, click here.
Long Branch Beach
Long Branch Beach is a very popular family friendly beach located at 28615 Visitor Center Rd, in Macon, Missouri. There is a sandy beach and calm water so its an ideal place for families with younger children. There are boat ramps, picnic areas, changing facilities, and volleyball courts as well. There is also a store selling sunscreen and snacks. Kayaking and hiking are other activities you can enjoy at the beach. For more information, click here.
Moonshine Beach Recreation Area is a very popular sandy swimming beach along the shores of Table Rock Lake. Unlike the smaller swimming areas at the campgrounds surrounding Table Rock Lake, Moonshine beach is spacious enough to make visitors forget they are actually on a lake and not at the ocean. Moonshine Beach Recreation Area offers a large group picnic shelter and can accommodate up to 75 guests. Moonshine Beach is the only sand swim beach at Table Rock Lake, and with the beach, a volleyball court, boat ramp and picnic area all provided, it’s the perfect destination for large parties or family functions. From Branson, Missouri, take Highway 165 to Table Rock Dam. The park is just north of the dam. For more information, click here.
Finger Lakes Beach
This public beach has a sandy area and is a perfect place for swimming. The beach is surrounded with scenic rolling hills, that provide a beautiful back drop for your outing. The lake is a perfect place for kayaking and there are picnic areas scattered throughout the park. Finger Lake Beach is located at 1505 Peabody Road, Columbia Missouri. For more information, click here.