Wanakah is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in the town of Hamburg in Erie County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 3,199.
Wanakah is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Wanakah is located at 42°44′46″N 78°54′11″W / 42.74611°N 78.90306°W (42.74622, -78.90308) in the western part of the town of Hamburg, on the shore of Lake Erie. The Wanakah CDP encompasses the hamlets of Wanakah, Mount Vernon and Clifton Heights. New York State Route 5 (Lake Shore Road) is the main road through the CDP, leading northeast to Lackawanna and Buffalo and southwest towards Angola.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all land.