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Sunset Cove at Lanier Islands

Sunset Cove at Lanier Islands is the hottest lakeside spot for day play and nightlife in Georgia! With its own stage for live entertainment, delicious beachfront dining options, an expansive powder white beach, regulation and recreation beach volleyball courts, and two fire pits with Adirondack chairs, you’ll never want to leave Sunset Cove! If you’re in need of beach essentials or clever keepsakes from your adventure, head over to Breezy’s Beach Shop.


Come by boat and dock right at Sunset Cove or down the beach at Big Beach or just drive in for a perfect lakeside experience! Opened in 2010, Sunset Cove offers the best beachside experience for over 200 miles around.

Live Music & Entertainment

There’s always something going on at Sunset Cove! Whether it’s live performances from your local favorites or one of our weekly events like pickup volleyball tournaments, trivia night or ladies night — there’s never a dull moment.

Weekly Events at Sunset Cove


Come create your own masterpiece. They will supply the canvas, the paint and the brushes. Led by local artists, this activity offers step-by-step painting instruction for those of all art levels. Take your painting home and show it off at the end of the event!


Come test your skill every Tuesday with pick-up games of Volleyball at Sunset Cove! Recreational, intermediate, and advanced level volleyball players are welcome. Come as an individual or as a group.


NEW THIS YEAR! Every Wednesday at Sunset Cove, check out Wine Wednesdays! Each Wednesday, they will be pairing a specific wine with a delicious food pairing to highlight the flavor and complexity of each wine. Guests can learn about the history and best pairing of each wine.


It’s movie night! they’re playing classic movies, like Grease, That Thing You Do, Ghostbusters, Field of Dreams, and more! Come to Big Beach at Lanier Islands to watch these favorite movies on our brand new 50×80 Spectacular Screen!


Come and enjoy this Southern favorite every Friday night at Sunset Cove: a steaming pot of shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes, and smoked sausage. Indulge in this true Southern staple while relaxing lakeside.

Delicious Dining Options

Check out the new menu selections, like Sunset Cove Lakeside Tacos, fresh fish daily, juicy burgers and tons of new appetizers. You asked and they listened: ha’ve brought back your favorites, but cranked up the menu with great new appetizers, burgers, fresh fish, sandwiches, drinks & more!

Great Nightlife

Sunset Cove serves as a day play venue for thousands, but there’re amping up the nights this season with added entertainment & even bigger Full Moon Parties. With overnight accommodations right on the island, it’s the perfect spot to spend your days & nights!

Fun in the Sun

Bring your friends, dock your boat, and grab a seat in the sand; they’ve got the rest covered! Whether your lounging on the white sandy beach, enjoying the cool waters of the lake, relaxing at the bar or enjoying the music, there’s always something going on!

LanierWorld Boating

Sunset Cove offers hundreds of dock slips across the 2 sets of docks along the shores of LanierWorld, Lake Lanier’s very own Lakeside Entertainment District! You can dock at Sunset Cove and be right at the hub of the party and entertainment, or just a short way down the beach, you can dock at Big Beach Docks. At Big Beach, you’re only a short walk from Sunset Cove, but you are still close to the entertainment and dining options on Boardwalk. Enjoy Gianni’s Italian Bistro or Boardwalk Cantina and get a refreshing drink from Dockside Bar.

CAT4 Tube Slide**

In May of 2015, they unveiled CAT4 Tube Slide, the newest slide addition to the LanierWorld family of rides. CAT4 is a slide like no other, it takes tube riders on a hilltop drop that rockets downhill, out over the Boardwalk, across the beach and then splashes down into Lake Lanier! Be one of the first around to say that you rode the hurricane of a slide that is CAT4.


Dare the FunDunker Drop where you’ll spin your way to a chilling drop.

Breezy’s Beach Shop

Breezy’s sells all your beach essentials from sun tan lotion, beach towels, souvenirs, and awesome apparel!  Breezy’s is the only location on property where guests can purchase cigarettes.

Guests can also redeem their Summer Adventure Passes and Club Membership Cards here.

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