Beaches in Indiana

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Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Indiana is one of 8 states that border the Great Lakes. The best beaches in Indiana are found on Lake Michigan. Indiana’s shores along Lake Michigan feature white sandy beaches where rolling dunes tower and families flock. The name Michigan originates from the Ojibwa word “Mishigami” meaning “big lake”. Beaches in Indiana offer a range of recreational water activities, from swimming, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, and scuba diving to visiting the lake’s numerous shipwrecks.

One of the best known Lake Michigan beaches in Indiana is Indiana Dunes, which is now a part of Indiana Dunes National Seashore National Park, which was created in 2019. This is a perfect place for a beach day. Conditions are excellent for everything from sand castle building to windsurfing.

While Lake Michigan is the most recognizable water body to the north, don’t miss out on other great swim spots like Pokagon Beach, Lake Monroe, Hidden Paradise, Miller Beach and Brookville Lake, just to name a few. Dock diving, tubing, canoeing lessons and secluded beaches are all available.

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