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When you live in the Great Lakes State, there’s no shortage of sandy beaches, but most of them require a drive – here are five local beaches you can visit in Metro Detroit on those hot summer days!
2800 State Park Rd, Monroe, MI 48162
Hours: 8am to 10pm
Sterling is the only state park on Lake Erie. Dive into the Great Lake and play along the one mile shoreline. While you’re there, explore the 1,300 acre recreation area.
4250 Parkway Drive, Waterford MI, 48327
Hours till Labor Day: 8am to 10pm
A sandy beach and a one-mile shoreline on Cass Lake makes Dodge #4 State Park an excellent location to soak up the sun.
2 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit, MI 48207
Hours till Labor Day: 5 am to 9 pm
There’s no better beach view than the city skyline. Watch the boats go by and make a splash in the Detroit River. While you’re on Belle Isle you can also enjoy visits to the Aquarium, Conservatory, Nature Center and Great Lakes Museum.
350 White Lake Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346
Hours till Labor Day: 11am to 7pm
Relax and enjoy Deer Lake Beach. Please note, in 2020 there will be no life guard on duty or planned programming.
4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford, MI 48380
Hours till Labor Day: 11am. to 7pm
There’s no lifegaurd at Martindale Beach but it’s still fun to splash around Kent Lake. The sandy shore is also next to monitored 240-foot twisted water slides and a large Splash n’ Blast spray park. There’s no shortage of splash parks in Metro Detroit, here’s a guide to find one near you!
Beach Essentials: Don’t forget to add these items to your packing list
- Collapsible utility wagon (Amazon – $59.99)
- Picnic blanket (Target – $19.99)
- Beach umbrella (Bed Bath & Beyond – $39.99)
- Sand toys with mesh bag (Walmart – $15.99)
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..