It's finally starting to feel like summer here in Western New York. If you're looking for a great place to chill with family or friends during the weekend, Woodlawn Beach is now back in business. Woodlawn Beach State Park is not too far from Buffalo. It's located at 3580 Lake Shore Road in Blasdell.

Woodlawn Beach State Park is located on the eastern-most terminus of Lake Erie. Within the Buffalo metropolitan area, the park offers a beautiful, one-mile-long natural sand beach with lovely panoramic views and spectacular sunsets on the lake. Recreational opportunities are plentiful and include picnicking, beach volleyball and nature trails. ~ Woodlawn Beach

There is space for special events, like a birthday party or private gathering. You can contact Woodlawn Park at 716-824-3500 for more info. It costs $7 for a carload to get into Woodlawn State Park.

Before you head out to Woodlawn Beach you can check the swimming/water status here.

New Restaurant Open for Summer Season at Woodlawn Beach

There is even a new restaurant to enjoy. Solé has a sand bar and also has a courtyard for event rentals. It has themed events and live music. The menu features bar food like pizza logs, Calamar, mozzarella sticks and more.

- Sundays features a DJ from 1 to 4 pm, with sports and live music
- Mondays are industry nights
- Tuesdays are Cruise, Country, and Cookout nights
- Wednesday features a DJ
- Thursdays feature local bands
- Saturdays features a DJ from 1 to 4 pm

Solé is also hosting a rugby beach ball tournament, bocce ball tournament, cornhole leagues, and recreational volleyball leagues. You can visit Solé

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