BEACH DAY!

It is so hot, why not go to the beach. I saw an article about different beaches: http://www.buffalospree.com/Buffalo-Spree/July-2013/The-beaches-of-Erie-Countyand-beyond/ I thought Woodlawn Beach sounded nice but if anyone knows a better beach please suggest it.

I know it's not the ocean but a good day in the sun floating in a lake could be super fun.

Suggested things to bring:
Grill
Food to grill
Drinks
Floppy hat
Chair
SUNSCREEN
Swimming float
Badminton set
Towel
Bathing suit

If you plan to bring food/drink to share maybe leave it in the comments so we don't all bring the same thing.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Meet at the paddy wagon, 4060 Erie road. My phone will be off in canada, see ya there!!

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, Canada is a go. Crystal Beach, leaving in about 20 minutes. We will try to post a meet up spot before we cross the border.

    July 21, 2013

  • Meghan

    I don't think bringing alcohol is technically allowed on any of the beaches. So I feel like either just take your chances and conceal it or just have a fun day at the beach without drinking. Also I was at Beaver Island last year and I thought it was kind of gross.

    July 20, 2013

    • Patrick J.

      That would be cool. I'll head over there soon

      July 21, 2013

    • Patrick J.

      My number is[masked]-3037. Let me know where to meet you there

      July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Long Beach is the beach. It is in Canada but from the pictures it looks nice. It seems about the same distance from all the other beachs but we might be able to swim there.

    July 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Bay Beach is Crystal Beach.

      July 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That is my plan, I'm going to try and get there by like 1pm. Enjoy the sunshine!

      July 21, 2013

  • Patrick J.

    I'm cool with whatever place we decide on. I can call Bennett and some other beaches in the morning and figure out which ones are swimmable

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I too have heard some poor reviews about Woodlawn. Bennett sounds like a good call. Are people considering car pooling?

    July 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds wonderful. Thanks!

      July 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Michelle, my phone number is[masked]-1031. text me your address and I can let you know when I'm coming to get you in the morning

      July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What about Beaver Island or a beach in Canada?

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So I called the Evans police dept (oversees Lake Erie beach) and he told me that alcohol is not allowed on any of the beaches, HOWEVER, he hinted that they don't really regulate that kind of stuff EXCEPT at Bennett Beach. Apparently the police monitor alcohol activity on all the beaches except Bennett - the sheriffs dept oversees Bennett beach and they can be ticket-friendly. I propose we change our location all together. Also, it sounds like a lot of beaches are prohibiting water entry because of bacteria, so we may just have to forfeit going in the water wherever we choose to go.

    July 20, 2013

  • Patrick J.

    Just called bennett beach. They're not sure if it will be open tomorrow. Depends on the ecoli measures in the morning. I will call again tomorrow, do we want a backup plan?

    July 20, 2013

  • Matt

    From what I remember Bennet beach doesn't allow alcohol and will actually search your bags, so if you do bring you should plan to conceal it.

    July 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I also heard something similar about the alcohol situation. I also heard that Woodlawn beach's water is off limits right now because it is too contaminated to swim in. So, this poses a bit of a conflict...

      July 20, 2013

  • Arnie

    Sun of a Beach! Let's hope the rain goes away and we get some Sun at the Beach.

    July 20, 2013

  • Meghan

    I actually have to run an errand right nearby earlier that morning, but if anyone needs a lift back to the Elmwood area I could do that.

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone want to carpool? (I live in Kenmore/tonawonda)

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to Bennett Beach

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've heard good things about Woodlawn Beach. How would everyone feel about going there? I don't know if there is a fee for parking. I have room in my car if anyone wants a ride. I'm coming from Amherst. I getting batteries for my speaker so we can have music.

    July 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Okay, I don't have a preference either is fine with me.

      July 17, 2013

    • Joe C

      There are more people suggesting Bennett than anything else, sounds like the safest bet to me.

      July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone needs beach stuff head over to Target. Everything is 50% off. I bought a 12 can cooler.

    July 17, 2013

  • Patrick J.

    I don't see why I can't go. I'll bring some food, beers, and a cooler with ice

    July 17, 2013

  • James H

    Woo beach day!

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am a definite maybe at this point ;-) sounds like a fabulous idea though. I will have a better sense later this week. And if I'm in, I will bring some snack foods and beer

    July 15, 2013

  • David M.

    I would recommend Woody's Beach Club at Woodlawn Beach. Just went there last night with some friends and it was a real good time.

    July 15, 2013

  • Joe C

    You totally read my mind, we were just talking yesterday about a beach meetup. I hear good things about Bennett and Sunset beaches, haven't been to either. I'll post again later when I figure out some food to bring.

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have Kan Jam and Ladder Toss, I could also bring some hummus and beer.

    July 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Kan Jam is awesome!!

      July 15, 2013

  • Meghan

    I know last year a bunch of people went to Bennett Beach on July 4th which is about a half hour south of Buffalo. I went to Crystal Beach a few weeks ago which is about 25 minutes just across the border in Canada and it was fine. I'm not sure if any of them are better, lol.

    July 14, 2013

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