Little Elm Has A Beach!
Spending a relaxing day at the beach takes on a whole new meaning when you visit the Beach at Little Elm. Enjoy pristine sand that is groomed daily, play sand volleyball on lakeside courts, take a free shuttle to top-notch restaurants and family attractions, all within minutes of the Metroplex.
“The Beach at Little Elm is exactly that and more,” said Little Elm Parks and Recreation Director Chad Hyde. “A focal point of Little Elm’s Lakefront District, the Beach at Little Elm is more of an experience than anything else.”
On the shores of Lewisville Lake, the Beach at Little Elm is indeed an experience unlike any other inland beach. In fact, it’s the only one in the country where the sand, brought in specifically for the facility, is of an extremely fine grade, and is cleaned and groomed every morning during the summer.
“No other inland beach does that,” he said. “We run a piece of equipment called the Beachtech 2000 that basically combs the sand six inches deep, picking up and removing trash and debris as small as a bottle cap. It sifts the sand and drops it back on the beach, leaving behind a bed of clean, groomed sand, ready for visitors.”
That’s critically important for those hard-fought points on the beach’s sand volleyball courts. Players will actually look forward to diving for that dig or taking that full-body stretch for a return hit, knowing they’ll land on cloud-soft layer of sand. The courts are open-play and are lit for after-sunset fun.
Since the Beach at Little Elm is part of the Lakefront District, visitors to the beach can hop on a free EFrog shuttle and make their way to Hula Hut, Towers Tap House, Hydrous Wakeboard or any of the other points of interest along the Lakefront route.
“Once visitors park their car, they won’t need to move them again until the end of the day,” said Hyde. “These fun, easy-on, easy-off, electric transport carts are ready to take beach goers to lunch, dinner, drinks or to any of the other attractions.”
To ensure the visit is worry-free, Beach Ambassadors will roam the beach, providing information, answering questions and ensuring visitors are safe and secure. Beach Ambassadors will keep the area litter-free during the day, and maintain a constant line of communication with first responders.
Boaters can use the Little Elm Boat Ramp, steps away from the beach for a nominal daily fee or annual pass. Newly renovated, the boat ramp is outfitted with modern restrooms, a floating dock, easy turn-around and plenty of parking.
The Beach at Little Elm is quickly becoming DFW’s newest destination for relaxation and family fun.