The warm weather is here in Western New York and chances are you want to throw that winter parka in the closet and throw on a bathing suit.

So if you want to get some sand between your toes and take a dip in the water, where is the best beach in Western New York?

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First off, we all know that the 716 is not known as a beach area, and by no means is Buffalo a "Beach Town" like Myrtle Beach or Panama City Beach, but there are still places in Western New York to enjoy the beach.

From places that allow you to enjoy playing in the water to getting out and playing in the sand to maybe just chilling and listening to the water lap against the shore, there is a beach to fit every mood here in Western New York.

There are also a wide variety of options for families, couples, or if you just want to spend a day solo.

Of course, you need to get out there when you can, because we all know that when you live in Western New York the warm weather does not last long. We might get two or three months of nice weather that will allow you to enjoy that beach lifestyle.

Check out some of the best beaches you can find in Western New York and over the border in Canada.

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