Beaches in Southwest Michigan

Silver Beach located in the town of St. Joe, will give you one of your most delightful beach experiences.  There is so much to do at Silver Beach, including swimming, picnicking, concessions, beach volleyball and play-grounds.  There is even a "water fountain" playground which shoots out water at varying intervals and may catch you by surprise!  The Carousel ride, which was re-opened in 2010, is located just of the beach.  A short walk from the beach you will find the heart of the town, where you can spend the day shopping, visiting art galleries and eating in a variety of restaurants.

Weko Beach is a wonderful find.  Located on Lake Michigan in the town of Bridgman, you will find this expansive piece of sandy shoreline.  There are playgrounds, showers, concessions and a look out point you can climb up, to watch the sunset.  If you do stay for the sunset you will hear “Taps”, which is played each evening from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  In the summer, there is a weekend Concert Series at Weko Beach as well as a Wine Festival.

Warren Dunes State Park is located at 12032 Red Arrow Highway, Sawyer.  It is home to a beautiful stretch of beach on Lake Michigan, which offers concession, picnic areas and of course a magnificent view.  Adjacent to this shoreline you will find miles and miles of winding sandy trails which criss-cross through the dunes.

Oval Beach of Saugatuck has the honor of being rated by Conde Nast’s Traveler Magazine as one of the 25 best shorelines in the world. Proudly, it has also been rated one of America’s 11 best beach towns to live in. National Geographic Traveler Magazine rated it one of the top two freshwater beaches in America, and the Chicago Tribune ranked it number one of the Midwest’s five best beaches.  You will want to see for yourself what everyone who has been to Oval Beach already knows. 

The Michigan Underwater Preserve is a world-class scuba diving destination. Because of its location at the shipping lane terminus through the Great Lakes, there are several cargo and passenger ships which have sunk over the last 300+ years. Within this Preserve scuba divers will find eleven protected, designated areas called “Underwater Museums”, which cover 2,400 square miles. Divers also can explore shipwrecks and examine unique geologic features.

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