Beaches & Lake Michigan

The stress of everyday life melts away the instant you arrive at any of the beaches within the Indiana Dunes. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach as gentle waves lap the shore around you, strolling along the shore, or playing frisbee, it’s apparent why this natural wonder is called Nature’s Masterpiece.

Parents magazine picked the Indiana Dunes shoreline among the top five family beaches in the nation along with beaches in San Diego, California and Maui, Hawaii. TripAdvisor.com ranked the Indiana Dunes in its top six.

So whether you enjoy splashing in Lake Michigan, playing beach volleyball, building sand castles or just spending hours lying in the sun, the beaches at the Indiana Dunes are the place to spend a perfect summer day.

Below are the beach access points where you’ll find access to our 15 miles of sandy shoreline. Sites are denoted as handicap accessible if a wheelchair can get all the way to the beach or to a recreation area with a lake view.

Beaches

The stress of everyday life melts away the instant you arrive at any of the beaches within the Indiana Dunes. Whether you’re relaxing on the…

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Beaches

Safety and Beach Closures

Get the most out of your visit to the beach and check conditions before arriving. Keep aware of current warnings and lifeguards on duty.

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Safety and Beach Closures

Climate And Weather

Don't let unexpected weather get in the way of your visit. Before you head off to explore the natural wonders of the Indiana Dunes, check…

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Climate And Weather