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Wether you are a landlubber looking for the perfect patch of sun to set up picnic and play with the family, or you are die hard water lover who always has a few grains of sand clinging to your shoes, Louisiana's lakes and beaches offer spectacular views and plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. Find the right lake or beach for your vacation.
The tiny southwest Louisiana community of Cameron is a bit of an anomaly. The town is not quite Cajun territory, and it’s not much like the uplands of the northern country near Shreveport and Monroe. Cameron, actually, is the closest thing in southwest Louisiana you’ll find to a beach town. Located on the Gulf of Mexico just 30 miles east of the Texas state line, Cameron is a must-stop spot along the Creole Nature Trail, a 180-mile-long series of roads that showcases some of south Louisiana’s best scenery. Ten miles west of Cameron (also on the Creole Nature Trail) is Holly Beach, a crabbing and sunbathing destination for locals and out-of-towners alike. Don’t expect crowds here, as it’s one of Louisiana’s lesser-known spots, but do expect to see long stretches of brown sandy beaches.