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 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.

Beach Access Points:

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Cowles Bog

1618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter

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Dunbar Beach Access

300 W. Lake Front Dr., Michigan City

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Indiana Dunes State Park

1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton

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Kemil Road Beach Access

27 N. East State Park Rd. (State Park Rd. and Lake Front Dr., Chesterton

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Lake View Picnic Area & Beach Access

50 W. Lake Front Dr., Michigan City

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Mount Baldy

101 Rice St. (US Hwy 12), Michigan City

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Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

6150 US Hwy 12 (1000 Riverwalk Dr.), Portage

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Porter Beach Access

3050 Wabash Ave., Porter

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West Beach

376 N. County Line Rd., Gary

A bathhouse, a huge swath of sand and a stationed lifeguard make this beach one...Read More

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