From the intersection of North Causeway Boulevard and Monroe Street, take Monroe Street east. Go east for 1.0 miles and turn right (south) at W Beach Parkway. Take W Beach Parkway for 0.4 miles to its intersection with Lakeshore Drive. You can go either east or west along Lakeshore Drive to observe the waterfront.

Mandeville Lakefront, located on the northern shore of Lake Pontchartrain, is conveniently accessible and easy to bird.  A long line of live oak trees along the walk provides shade for visitors and shelter for songbirds.

Over 200 species of birds have been recorded here. The massive live oaks provide shelter for local songbirds and migrants that may have temporarily lost their bearings over Lake Pontchartrain. Concrete walls and wave breakers extend out into the lake, providing roosting and resting spots for gulls, terns, and other seabirds. During the fall, winter, and spring months (September-May), the main draw for birders is scoping the lake for winter waterfowl, seabirds, and other water birds and scouring the live oaks for vagrant songbirds.

The Mandeville lakefront includes a hard-surfaced, handicapped-accessible walking path that runs for approximately 1.5 miles  Designated parking areas, benches, and small piers dot much of this linear park. Primary activities include swimming, walking, nature photography, and birding.