10 of the Greatest and Closest Beaches to Pittsburgh, PA

From the Andy Warhol Museum to Mt. Washington and more, there is a lot to love about Pittsburgh, PA! However, when you get the urge to escape your day-to-day routine, there are plenty of beaches nearby for you to relax and unwind. Read on to discover 10 of the closest beaches to Pittsburgh, PA.

Of these 10 places, Geneva-on-the-Lake is the closest beach to Pittsburgh, PA. When you are ready to plan your next beach vacation, remember to download your free Geneva-on-the-Lake Vacation Guide! Our guide includes over 100 recommendations on wineries, restaurants, outdoor recreation, and things to do in the area!

10 of Closest Beaches to Pittsburgh, PA

1. Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio

Geneva-on-the-Lake is Ohio’s first summer resort, and it is only a 2.5 hour drive away from Pittsburgh, PA! With over 20 wineries within a 30 mile radius, Geneva-on-the-Lake is the perfect beach vacation for relaxing on Lake Erie and enjoying the best of what Ohio’s wine region offers. Start your day with some amazing outdoor recreation, like canoeing and stand up paddleboarding, and wind down your evening with a trip to winery! Many wineries are open year-round and feature amazing food and entertainment!

2. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Located within 4 hours of Pittsburgh, PA, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a close second to Geneva-on-the-Lake. Located on Lake Ontario, this is one of our favorite beaches in Canada to visit. Although the water temperatures are usually a bit too cold for swimming, it is still a beautiful place to relax. Niagara-on-the-Lake is famous for its colonial-style buildings, the Shaw Festival, and proximity to Niagara Falls.

3. Ocean Grove, New Jersey

Ocean Grove is situated at the center of the Jersey Shore and is a 6 hour drive from Pittsburgh. Take a walk down the boardwalk and indulge in some of Jersey’s most famous dishes, like disco fries and New-York style pizza! When you visit, be sure to take a guided walking tour. These tours are a fantastic way to explore this beach town’s rich history!

More Great Beaches Near Pittsburgh, PA

4. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. (6 hour drive)

5. Bethany Beach, Delaware. (6 hour drive)

6. Southampton, New York. (7.5 hour drive)

7. Atlantic Beach, New York. (6.5 hour drive)

8. Presque Isle, Pennsylvania. (2.5 hour drive)

9. Atlantic City, New Jersey. (5.5 hour drive)

10. Freeport Beach, Pennsylvania. (2.5 hour drive)

Book Your Stay at Lakehouse Inn & Winery

Whether you are planning a family vacation or a last-minute weekend getaway, the Lakehouse Inn & Winery is the perfect place to relax and unwind on Geneva-on-the-Lake. All of our guests enjoy an array of special amenities, including complimentary breakfast at Crosswinds Grille, daily $2 wine tastings from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and fabulous views of Lake Erie. 

Our Traditional King room is the perfect for couples planning their next beach vacation. These rooms feature one king bed, cable television, a private bathroom with shower, and all of the special amenities that make a stay at Lakehouse a one-of-a-kind experience. In anticipation of summer, we are booking up quickly! Check our availability today! We can’t wait to welcome you to Geneva-on-the-Lake!

Now that you’ve found the closest beach to Pittsburgh, PA, remember to download your free vacation guide to discover the greatest things to do in Geneva-on-the-Lake!