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Ontario Beach Park

4800 Lake Ave
Rochester, NY 14613
United States

Ontario Beach Park Sign

Ontario Beach Park is located in the northwest quadrant of the city on the shores of Lake Ontario. This 39-acre park contains one of the Great Lakes' best natural sand beaches. Whether taking a romantic stroll along the picturesque pier, riding the 1905 Dentzel Menagerie Carousel, boating, or picnicking, Ontario Beach Park provides everything for a perfect summer--or winter--day at the beach. 

Ontario Beach Park is managed by Monroe County Parks. 

Operating Hours, Reservations, and Permits
  • Open year-round from 7 a.m. to 11p.m.
  • Shelters are available May 15 through October 15 only
  • Call the Monroe County Parks reservations office at (585) 753-7275 or make a reservation online  


Swimming, Boating, and Fishing at the Beach
  • Supervised swimming is offered each day from  the Friday after Father's Day through Labor Day, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • For water conditions, call (585) 753-5887
  • Fishing pier
    • Fishing is allowed for anyone over the age of 16 with a valid fishing license.
  • A public boat launch is accessible on River Street.
  • For season passes, call (585) 753-7275.


Concerts by the Shore

Presented by the Ontario Beach Park Program Committee and Wegmans, with support from the City of Rochester and Monroe County, these free concerts are held on Wednesday evenings during the summer. For more information and a complete schedule, visit

Park Facilities and Attractions 
  • Pier
  • 6 beach volleyball courts
  • Picnic shelters for rent
  • Food concession
  • Playground
  • Basketball courts
  • Bathhouse
  • Performance pavilion
  • An antique carousel designated as a Rochester Historic Landmark offers rides from Memorial Day to Indigenous People's Day.
  • Softball fields are available on a first come, first served basis if the field is not in league use.
  • Parking is available steps from the beach



The Port of Rochester offers restaurants, boat rides, and facilities that are available to rent for your next occasion. Turning Point Park and Trail, a nationally acclaimed public works project, is also a short distance away.