Sunset Cove at Lanier Islands is Open!

Sunset Cove at Lanier Islands

First we see bright red cardinals.  Then, a couple of perky robins on our lawns.  They’re the two immutable signs that Sunset Cove at Lanier Islands is about to open for a new season!  Oh, yeah … and spring is on the way.

Saturday, March 4th was the first day of the 2017 season for fun in the sun at Sunset Cove.  The dandiest sand known to man!

Don’t want to dip a toe in the water?  No problem.  Dine by the beach and relax until you feel the urge to splash into Lanier.

Sunset Cove Restaurant

This open-air eatery provides stunning views and lakeside breezes, as you munch char-grilled burgers and sip something cool.  Absorb the suns rays and live music.  You can watch your favorite team on one of the flat-screen TVs or build a sand-castle with a stranger, if you prefer.

Sunset Cove at Lanier Islands will only be open for weekends — starting at 11 AM — for the first month or so.  After that … it’s summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime!

Yes, it’s $15 to pay for parking — including walking, jogging, bike riding or simply standing around looking all buff and adorable.  No, that doesn’t include admission to Sunset Cove.

  • Beach Access is free to all visitors of the Islands from April 1st — April 7th!
  • During the weekend of April 8th and 9th, there is an admission fee of $15/person.
  • Here’s more good news!  Pint-sized patrons (kids 6 and under) will be admitted to the Beach at Sunset Cove for FREE throughout Spring Break April 1st through the 9th!

Closing time is a bit flexible too.  If it’s a beautiful day and everyone is having fun, they’re not going to kick sand in your face and yell at you to go home at 7 PM on the dang dot.  They might be cranking out the fun at 8 PM or 9.  Roll with it.

That’s livin’ the life at Sunset Cove.

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Robert J. Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life in Gainesville, GA.
Robert has two adult daughters, seven practically perfect grandchildren and a zippy Kawasaki. Contact Robert at [email protected].

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  1. Robert Sutherland


    Please contact Lanier Islands for details:



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