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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 local beaches you can visit in Metro Detroit on those hot summer days!
31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Township, MI 48045
It’s our favorite beach in metro Detroit. Lake St. Clair offers sandy beaches and crystal blue water. You can also check out the pool and splash bad if you want the trifecta summer effect.
2800 State Park Rd, Monroe, MI 48162
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
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
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
Relax and enjoy Deer Lake Beach. Please note, in 2020 there will be no life guard on duty or planned programming.
239 E Walled Lake Dr, Walled Lake, MI 48390
A little beach that makes you feel like you’re up north. The kids will love climbing on the boat themed playground.
601 S Lake Dr Novi, MI 48377
Make a splash at the recently renovated Lakeshore Park beach and check out the new playground too.
3701 John R Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Thelma Spencer Beach has a 38 acre lake for swimming and boating. Kids can play at the playground or walk the nature paths. Vehicle admission is $10 for residents and $5 for non-residents.
7800 Gale Road, Waterford MI, 48327
Pontiac Lake has the longest beach in southeast Michigan at just over half a mile. Go for a swim, stroll the boardwalk and have some fun.
4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford, MI 48380
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..