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Canoeing on the Ouiska Chitto River

Even before the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Coast oil spill, the Louisiana coast was mostly delta and marshland. It was never known for its spectacular beaches or pristine natural coastline.

As always, better to make your way to the state parks or lake beaches offering well-managed and monitored sites for swimming, fishing, sailing, camping, and many first class opportunities for water sports of all kinds...

Have fun!

Louisiana beach conditions: Louisiana Beach Monitoring Program

What's the weather like today? Louisiana lake beach webcams

Lake Charles webcam

Grand Isle Beach webcam

Family fun at Grand Isle, a two-hour drive from New Orleans.

DID YOU KNOW? Louisiana beach fun facts:

Port Fourchon is the only surfing beach in the entire state.

Bayou Segnette State Park beach is 30 minutes from New Orleans. In fact, 19 of 22 Louisiana state parks offer opportunities for water recreation, from wave pools and beaches to family-friendly water parks.

• On the western shore of Lake Charles, North Beach is the only inland white sand beach between Texas and Florida.

More about Louisiana beaches around the Web:

North Beach, Lake Charles, Louisiana - Check out photos and information on the city surrounded by a lake, with hours and admission to North Beach and related info on nearby Prien Lake Park and related attractions in and around Calcasieu Parish.

Grand Isle State Park - Storms had eroded much of the beachfront and the BP disaster left gobs of oil, but Grand Isle has made a major comeback.

Cypremort Point State Park - An 185-acre site on the Gulf offering swimming, fishing and sailing, the web site offers a brief guide with photos, maps and driving directions, plus descriptions of nearby attractions if you get bored with the beach.

Fontainebleau State Park - Offering sandy beaches and swimming, fishing, boating; picnicking, tent and trailer sites; with maps and photos accompanying descriptive text, complete contact info and other nearby attractions.

Lake Claiborne State Park - Created not long ago by damming Bayou D'Arbonne, summer fun awaits with background info, photos, maps, driving directions and a guide to nearby attractions.

Jimmie Davis State Park at Caney Lake - Discover fisherman's heaven, plus a sandy lakefront beach for swimming, with descriptions of camping and picnicking facilities, photos, contact info, driving directions, maps.

Lake Bruin State Park - More fishing or swimming opportunities await at Lake Bruin, together with a brief history of the park, photos, maps, directions.

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