Robin Lake Beach

From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, sparkling  Robin Lake Beach comes alive. Only sixty miles from Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus, but a world apart from a typical trip to the shore, Robin Lake Beach offers a variety of activities, from water skiing and tubing and action-packed Aqua Island, to simply basking in the white sand with a good book in your hand.

Robin Lake Beach is open to any gardens or resort guests, however, please note that from Aug 2019 – April 2020 there will be no lifeguards on duty. Please swim at your own risk. 

Admission to Robin Lake Beach includes:

  • Swimming
  • Sunbathing
  • Florida State University Flying High Circus Performances
  • Children’s Playground
  • Giant Chess and Checker Sets
  • Wi-Fi access at Beach Pavilion
  • Miniature Golf (Miniature Golf Balls are an additional 50 cents)
  • Table Tennis (Table Tennis Balls are an additional 25 cents)
  • Shuffleboard
  • Gardens Admission included

Robin Lake Beach Amenities:

  • Beach Square 1 Activity & Rental Center
  • Sandbucket Beach Store
  • Beach Pavilion Snack Bar
  • The Beach Bar
  • Ice Cream Truck

Activities & Rentals

Aqua Island Floating Playground: $12.50 per person for 45 minutes.
Children ages 2-6 must be accompanied by an adult. Children younger than 2 are not permitted. To ensure safety, there are limited slots available per hour.

Waterskiing, Wakeboarding & Tubing: $90 per boat for 30 minutes
Price includes boat (seats 10-11 guests) driver, fuel, and watersports equipment. Guest must be at least 3 years old to participate. Lessons available at no additional charge, and it generally takes about 15 minutes for one person to learn to ski.

Paddle Boats: Two riders per boat. Life jackets available.

Beach Bikes: Daily rates available

Beach Chair & Umbrella:

  • Two beach chairs and one umbrella

Cabana Rentals:

  • Private cabana with ceiling fan and two lounge chairs. Must reserve in person at Square 1 Beach Activities and Rentals. First come, first served.

Gardens Admission is required to participate in the above activities and rentals.
Tax is additional on all activities and rentals. Based on availability. Swimming is at your own risk. 


Special Events

Robin Lake Beach is host to special events throughout the season including:


Robin Lake Beach History

Nearly sixty years ago, Robin Lake Beach was built specifically for the Masters Water Ski Tournament .  The architects made sure to build an expansive pavilion with covered stadium seating, judges’ tower and media area all for this international event. The action can be seen clearly from the beach and picnic areas. Our beach is also the biggest man-made beach in America! 

Beach Policies

  • Space is first come, first serve.
  • No pets except for service animals.
  • Please do not bring alcohol into Callaway Resort & Gardens.
  • Picnic tables in the Beach Pavilion and Beach Bar are reserved for dining patrons only.
  • Grilling and picnicking is permitted in the Pine Needle Point picnic area on the West side of Robin Lake Beach. 
  • Robin Lake Beach does not supply beach towels, but you may purchase them on-site.
  • Metal Detectors on The Beach Policy:
    • Metal detectors will be allowed on the beach the following rules will apply: The metal detecting cannot interfere with the enjoyment of other Callaway guest. Cannot use metal detectors on special event days.  Must fill in all holes dug. Must turn in all items found to Callaway Safety. **We reserve the right to disallow metal detecting at anytime.

As of today, we can safely say that Robin Lake is free of any of these blue/green algae blooms. If issues arise, we will make the public aware and take the necessary precautions.


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