Find the westernmost Indiana Dunes National Park beach here! (closest to Chicago and Indianapolis)
Walk onto almost 5 miles of continuous, public Lake Michigan beaches forming the entire north border of our neighborhood. (Miller Woods Beach, shown above, is the westernmost beach of the Indiana Dunes National Park.)
Our unique place on Lake Michigan keeps our Beaches wide and walkable: Being at the southernmost point of Lake Michigan means that lake currents and wind replenishes our beaches, and our natural wild dune buffer keeps them strong. Experience a feeling of wonder and adventure along the lake.
Our sugar sand shores are lined by visible, parallel sand bars, making it great for off shore wading or swimming, or other water sports. To the north, it’s a vast and endless view and there’s a spectacular view of the downtown Chicago skyline, just 20 miles away across the lake.
Boat-In and Dog Friendly Beaches: Over two and half miles of boat in is permitted here, where you can anchor your boat or paddle into shore and enjoy the beach or join friends. Dogs are welcome too (leashed), on the trails and beaches.
Plentiful Parking at 3 Lakefront Locations: Lake Street Beach and Marquette Beach in Marquette Park have year round parking access, plus expanded parking access in the summer months to accommodate a swell of beach goers. Well Street Beach (privately run) is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Do not park in residential areas, there is no public parking in residential areas.
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