Despite competing arguments from private property owners, local residents, and environmental groups, the Supreme Court effectively determined that citizens’ beach access rights extend beyond the water to an administratively established boundary on the shore, regardless of beach ownership.
When you think about a summer vacation enjoying beautiful beaches in the United States, places like Florida, California, and Hawaii are likely what comes to mind first. However, in the mid-western Great Lakes region lies the longest freshwater coastline in the nation — 3,288 miles of Michigan’s beaches
If you have lived and traveled in the Great Lakes region I think you will agree that there are some pretty amazing sites to explore. This may be the reason that so many folks in the upper lakes don’t venture far during family vacations. There is simply too much awesomeness that one must not miss. Here are 9 of the most unique beaches in the Great Lakes region.
After extensive research and sand in our shorts, we have collected ratings and descriptions of the 50 top beaches in Michigan. These beautiful bits of shoreline are ideal spots to stick your toes in four of the five Great Lakes.
Travel magazine Fodor’s names two Michigan parks play host to 2 of the top 15 freshwater beaches in the country.
But we have found many more.
Bird Creek County Park in Port Austin offers a family-friendly beach experience with a fun splash pad, kayaking adventures, and stunning harbor views – all at the tip of Michigan’s Thumb.
Its also a casting off point for Turnip Rock and Broken Rocks kayaking.