MASSENA NY PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS
burnhart isle beach & playground
Barnhart isle beach & Playground
The largest and one of the most attractive beaches in the area, with a fantastic playground to boot! Swings, slides (small and very tall), tunnels, tubes, climbing wall, monkey bars, spring animals, and benches - not that there is much opportunity to sit on them! The beach is right next to the playground, but you will not need to worry about your youngest children out-running you from the play structure and falling into the water as this is a BIG beach, and the water is a fair distance away.
Given the size, there is lots of space to play and enjoy the sand and the water - even during busy summer days. The park also has substantial green space, with picnic tables and barbeques, and the parking lot is set back from the beach behind a substantial grassy slope: sufficient for plenty of time rolling and running once the enticement of sandy feet has worn off.
Barnhart Isle Beach, Beach Marina Rd, Barnhart Island, Massena, Massena, NY 13662
To get to the beach you will need to take the 131 through the tunnel into Robert Moses State Park, continue straight on Barnhart Island Rd, past the Friends of the RMSP Nature Center, and over the bridge onto Barnhart Island. Turn left onto Beach Marina Road and take the next right to the Beach. There is a vast parking lot to cater to summer needs. The playground is closest to the far end of the lot.