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Beverly Shores & Lakefront Communities

Four unique communities, one fantastic view. These lakefront communities offer world-renowned architecture, stunning beaches, and endless trails along the shore of Lake Michigan.

Beverly Shores

Beverly Shores is an architectural feat that juxtaposes the rough wildness of the Lake Michigan shore against some of America’s most famous architectural landmarks. Known as the five Century of Progress Homes, these feats of contemporary design and technology were built to wow audiences at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. They have stood the test of time, having been transported to Beverly Shores by barge to establish a resort community.

Today, people can drive or walk along Lake Front Drive to see the homes’ exteriors year-round, several of which are being restored. Lake Front Drive is a great place to view the lake during the summer, see the changing leaves during the fall, and view the glassy shelf ice during the winter. Surrounded by the Indiana Dunes National Park, it’s also home to the Lake View Picnic Area, Great Marsh Trail, and Depot Museum and Art Gallery.

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Dune Acres

Dune Acres is located right on the shore of Lake Michigan, surrounded by the wooded beauty of the National Park. Conjure up images of frisbees, flip-flops, and beachside cookouts, and you’ll get an idea of what life is like.

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Ogden Dunes

Ogden Dunes began life as a resort community. Once home to the highest ski jump in the U.S.A., it was taken down in 1932. The town’s charm has long outlasted fairweather pursuits, and Ogden Dunes has become one of the region’s most upscale communities for year-round residents.

The Pines

The Pines, with its mid-century ambiance, is a tiny borough just outside Michigan City. Featuring well-preserved motor lodges straight out of the 50s, visiting here is like taking a trip back in time.


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Beverly Shores Depot Museum and Art Gallery

Fondly referred to as “The Depot,” this intimate museum and gallery are open May through October. Its mission is to preserve the stories of…

525 S. Broadway, Beverly Shores

Beverly Shores Project Area

Park at Lake View Picnic Area to bird the open water and beach. Bike or bird along the west end of Beverly Drive. This area includes beautiful open…

500 S. Broadway Ave., Beverly Shores

Calumet Bike Trail

This rugged crushed gravel trail is adjacent to the Indiana Dunes and the South Shore Line tracks and is open from U.S. Highway 12 and Mineral…

US 12 South, Beverly Shores

Camp Stop General Store & Beach Stop

Located in the heart of the dunes, this store rents bikes, kayaks, and paddleboards.

2 W Dunes Hwy, Beverly Shores

Dunbar Beach

Parking is limited at this prime spot near the Lake View Picnic Area and the historic Century of Progress homes. Enjoy this beautiful beach in a…

300 W. Lake Front Dr., Beverly Shores

Dunes Vacation Rental

Less than an hour to Notre Dame and less than a mile to the beach. What makes this different from most homes in Beverly Shores is the location and…

4942 W. Dunes Hwy, Beverly Shores

Dunewood Campground

Just over a mile south of Lake Michigan, this campground has 67 reservable wooded sites near the South Shore Train’s Beverly Shores Station.…

645 Broadway, Beverly Shores

Goblin & The Grocer

Goblin & the Grocer is a restaurant, market, and takeaway that is built to be an inviting year-round lake retreat and respite.

1 West Dunes Hwy., Beverly Shores

Great Marsh Trail

Just a short stroll to an accessible observation platform provides a great view of this recently restored wetland. Wading birds like herons and…

500 S. Broadway Ave., Beverly Shores

Kemil Beach

Enjoy one of the most scenic drives in Porter County on your way to the Kemil Beach parking lots. Then you can enjoy a nice stretch of beach or…

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

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