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The History of Eaton's Beach

In Weirsdale, on the south shore of Lake Weir, a well-known spot has come to life again. The original founder Jay Eaton, a New Jersey resident, bought the white sand beachfront property in 1924. With the hope of developing another Coney Island, a 30-foot boardwalk over the water, a dive tower, a boathouse and even a three-lane bowling alley were built. Many local Florida residents and tourists made lasting memories there.

Since 1943, the property was bought and sold by three different families. The Houser family (who's snooker billiards table is proudly suspended from the ceiling above the lower level sandbar), the Enos family (their grandchildren were known for their competitive swimming, which originated the annual Lake Weir Marathon swim that we proudly sponsor today), and now local Lake Weir residents Randy and Sue Keuntjes. With the complete rebuilding of the beautiful lakeside restaurant, the Keuntjes' hope has become a reality.

The 6,000-acre recreation Lake Weir offers many kinds of wildlife and water activities such as fishing, skiing, kayaking, sailing, and frequent plane visitors; just a few of the things you may see sitting beachside. Arrive by land or water with their newly constructed dock and boat slips. Casual and comfortable dining with amazing sunsets over calm water awaits you.

Who We Are

Eaton's Beach is dedicated to providing top-notch hospitality with a mouth-watering menu and a full-service bar in a relaxing atmosphere. Award-winning Chef Dave Del Rio has developed a "Florisiana™" menu inspired by both Florida and Louisiana cuisine.

The best thing about Eaton's Beach Sandbar & Grill is that it provides something for everyone: a mouthwatering menu, a full-service bar, waterfront deck dining, fantastic service, and a relaxing and comfortable beach atmosphere. We're on a mission to provide top-notch hospitality and the best restaurant experience in the area.

The Eaton's Beach staff look forward to providing new memories for locals and visitors alike just as Jay Eaton envisioned nearly 90 years ago. Eaton's Beach Sandbar and Grill is conveniently located just north of The Villages in Weirsdale, FL on Lake Weir.

Need a place to hold family, weddings, or corporate events? Eaton's Beach Sandbar & Grill is a great venue for casual or formal birthday celebrations, corporate dinners and luncheons, and other special events. We welcome you to inquire about space for large parties or get-togethers. For more details, complete our online inquiry form or contact our Event Coordinator, Juli at 352-901-1623 or juli@eatonsbeach.com.