(PLEASE NOTE THAT FISHERS PARKS & RECREATION HAS DECIDED THAT SAXONY BEACH WILL BE CLOSED FOR SUMMER 2023)
A few years back, Fishers Parks and Recreation was given the keys to Saxony Beach, a beautiful sand beach with a lake for swimming. They’ve made this Indianapolis area beach a fantastic outing for summertime.
Saxony Beach and Lake in Fishers
Saxony Beach is a 20-acre man-made lake that has a roped-off swimming area, fishing, and beautiful sand to build sandcastles and dig holes in! Standing paddle-boards, kayaks, paddle boats, and a “water park” of inflatable activities are available for use for an additional fee. This beach area is located within the Saxony Development neighborhood and is the gem of this community. Kids and adults will love stretching out on a towel or blanket on the sand and getting some sun. Families can be seen swimming, picnicking, and building sand castles at Saxony Beach. Saxony Beach admission is $5 per person and Fishers residents are free. Children two and under are free.
What to expect at Saxony Beach and Lake
When we arrived on a Monday morning at 11 a.m., there wasn’t anyone else around, except the lifeguards and staff. We parked our car and carried our beach things down a ramp and stopped at the lake office, a small building with a window for guests to check-in. Adults will sign a liability release and pay admission (city of Fishers residents are free). I selected the best spot on the beach, near the lifeguard and just far enough away from the entrance that we wouldn’t be in the way when other people arrived. We spread out our towels, popped our umbrellas, set up our chairs, and then hit the water!
There were lifeguards on duty on the waterfront, a pair of port-o-potty restrooms, and up above the beach area, there was a small picnic shelter with a group of picnic tables. The waterfront had full sun and was hot, hot, hot but we loved it!
What to Bring to Saxony Beach
There’s really no shelter from the heat and direct sun, so bring a beach umbrella or tent if you can. You won’t find seating, so bring along beach chairs or blankets and towels to sit on. The Kona Ice truck was out on the street around noon and I’ve heard that occasionally there’s a food truck that visits, but other than that, you’ll need to bring your own food if you plan on getting hungry. We packed sandwiches, chips, cheese sticks, oranges, granola bars, and water.
Don’t forget your swimsuit and towels, sunblock, sunglasses, and other sun protection. My kids like to wear their water shoes, but they aren’t necessary, the sand is nice and it’s not rocky at all. We bring along sand castle toys and lots of buckets — this is what my kids spent most of their time playing with. Rafts and other floats are welcome, but if the wind carries them beyond the swimming area, you’ll have to wait until they end up on the opposite side of the lake and then walk around to retrieve them.
Saxony Beach Parking
There is a good-sized parking lot located just above the beach and lake area. If you’re one of the first handful of people to arrive, street parking is available right in front of the beach. Parking is free.
Directions to Saxony Beach
From Indianapolis, take I-69 North to exit 10 (IN-238 toward Noblesville/Fortville). Turn right onto IN-238 E/Southeastern Pkwy. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Olio Rd. Turn Right on 131st Street. Turn right onto Pennington Road. BEACH TIME!
Things to Know About Saxony Beach
Saxony Beach and Lake is open SEVEN days a week from Memorial Day to July 31st. August 1 – Labor Day, the beach is open on weekends only. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Because the only shade available is at a picnic shelter away from the waterfront, you will need an umbrella, hat, sunscreen, and maybe a little tent. We saw all of these things on the beach. Children under the age of 16 must have an adult with them. No pets allowed. Only soft balls such as Nerf, beach, and Koosh balls may be thrown on the beach and in the water.
Every hour there is a 15-minute adult swim time. It took place on the hour while we were there. There is a nice dock across the lake that is perfect for fishing. Fishers Parks will offer residents of all ages an opportunity to enjoy programs such as beach yoga. Freedom Kayak Adventures also offers residents a chance to explore water sports with kayaks and stand-up paddle boards.
Saxony Beach Address
13358 Pennington Road Fishers, IN 46037
Saxony Beach Hours
11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Sunday, Memorial Day to July 31. The beach will be open for limited hours, Saturday & Sunday, August 1 – Labor Day.
13358 Pennington Road