What are the Best Family Beaches on Lake Michigan?

Who says that beaches have to be near the ocean? There are many beaches that lie along lakes and rivers – and Lake Michigan has some of the best family beaches in the Midwest. 

The rest of this story will highlight the defining features about the best family-friendly beaches on Lake Michigan. 

Located in St. Joseph, Michigan, this family-friendly beach comes complete with a beach volleyball court, splash pad, concession stand, and fishing pier.

1. Silver Beach

This beach is located on both Lake Michigan and Grand River. Offering safe waters and spectacular views of the lighthouse and Grand Haven Pier.

2. Grand Haven State Park Beach

4. Point Betsie Lighthouse Beach

With smooth pebbles and calm waters, this is a great beach for families with little risk of injury. Make sure and stay and see the breathtaking sunset over the water. 

5. Warren Beach

Located in the southwestern part of Michigan between the cities of New Buffalo and St. Joseph, Warren Beach is part of the 2,000 acres of Warren Dunes State Park.

With flowing beach grass and soft white sands, Ludington State Park Beach is a wonderful beach located between Lake Michigan and Hamlin Lake.

6. Ludington State Park Beach 

This popular beach is located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, and the north point of the beach is pet-friendly, which means you can bring along your furry companions.

7. Foster Beach

With spectacular views of the Chicago skyline, Montrose Beach doesn’t skimp on scenic beauty. Showers provide beachgoers the opportunity to wash off after a long day at the beach.

8. Montrose Beach

Its pristine water and soft sands make it a popular tourist destination, and don’t forget to grab your binoculars to catch a glimpse of local wildlife.

9. Empire Beach

Located along Michigan’s upper peninsula, Van Riper State Park is a great place to swim, fish, enjoy the scenic beauty, and spot native wildlife.

10. Van Riper State Park 

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