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6 Beaches We Love in Middle Tennessee

Just because we live in Tennessee doesn't mean we can't put our toes in the sand!

Want to have a beach day but don’t want to spend half a day driving to the nearest ocean? Check out these 6 Middle Tennessee beaches that are close by and tons of fun.

Anderson Road Day Use Area

Anderson Road Day Use Area

1. Anderson Road Day Use Area

4010 Anderson Rd, Nashville
$5 per car/per day
Open 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through September

Sandy Beach for lake swimming and picnic areas.

2. Bryant Grove at Long Hunter State Park

2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage
Free
Open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily

Sandy Beach for lake swimming.

3. Cook Day Use Area

12230 Old Hickory Blvd, Hermitage
$5 per car/per day
Open 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through October

Sandy beach, picnic spots, boat/fishing ramps and swimming area.

4. Laguardo Recreation Area

​​​​​876 Burnett Rd, Old Hickory
$5 fee per car/per day
Open daylight to 10 p.m. through September 

Sandy beach for lake swimming

5. Lock 3 Beach

Lock 3 Rd, Hendersonville
Free

Sandy beach, picnic spots and boat/fishing dock.

6. Old Hickory Beach

876 Burnett Rd, Old Hickory
$5 fee per car/per day
Open from through September 

Sandy beach for lake swimming, picnic area, playground and boat/fishing ramps.

 

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About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.