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Old 10-19-2007, 10:23 AM
 
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I moved here 3 months ago and have enjoyed discovering all the creeks, greenbelts, etc. with my kids. I've been down to a couple marinas that feed into Lake Travis, but was wondering how I access a beachy spot on that lake to play with my little ones on the shore? One is a 3 year old, so somewhere without a big drop off would be nice. Would love her to be able to play with a bucket and shovel, while I can relax and read the paper or something? I live in Circle C area if that helps to determine the closest side of the lake. Lake Austin info. would be helpful too if any of those spots come to mind. Thanks for any info.
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Old 10-19-2007, 01:34 PM
 
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Hi-
I moved here 3 months ago and have enjoyed discovering all the creeks, greenbelts, etc. with my kids. I've been down to a couple marinas that feed into Lake Travis, but was wondering how I access a beachy spot on that lake to play with my little ones on the shore? One is a 3 year old, so somewhere without a big drop off would be nice. Would love her to be able to play with a bucket and shovel, while I can relax and read the paper or something? I live in Circle C area if that helps to determine the closest side of the lake. Lake Austin info. would be helpful too if any of those spots come to mind. Thanks for any info.
Volente beach is one place that actually has a beach like area.

I usually go in at windy point -private park. When the water was low they had an exposed beach. Now that the water is normal again they dont really have a beach anymore. The shore is pretty rocky which is actually pretty dangerous for a little kid.
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Old 10-19-2007, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Yeah, lake travis has very few 'sandy' places, you will probably want to go check them out before you make any big plans; however, Volente and Windy Point are two of the more accessible places. The LCRA Park No. 4 (I forget the name) on the SW side of the dam has some nice areas, too, and depending on the water level, there is a grassy/muddy beach on the dam side of the pennisula and a rocky but shallow area on the cove side of the pennisula. You might also drive out a little further to Pace Bend Park. We have camped out on the point, and you can pull a boat up real easy on the grass/sand/mud in the camping area. It probably has some of the easiers (safest) access that I can think of off hand and is on the S. shore, but is out 71 a ways.
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Old 10-19-2007, 02:34 PM
 
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Pace Bend Park has a beach, and next to Windy Point, Dink Pearson Park has easy access entry, and is free, unlike Windy point and Pace Bend. Some parts there have dropoffs, so don't completely take your eyes off the kids . Volente also has a beach, but it is a waterpark also. Any of these parks require a little extra diligince in watching what the kids are doing (Not because of a persons parenting skills, but because all of these parks have deep dropoffs after a point in the water, and some are hard to see )
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