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Discover Caseville and Port Austin’s BEST Beaches

Have you heard about the amazing Caseville and Port Austin beaches at the the tip of Michigan’s thumb?

Mix two parts quintessential coastal resort town and two parts small-town Americana and you’ll end with Caseville, MI and Port Austin, two little towns that come to life in early June and stay that way all through the summer.

These two spots are hidden gems of vacationland paradise with warm, shallow bay waters and wide soft beaches perfect for sandcastles and kicking back and having fun.

Thanks to the Michigan State Parks and the Huron County Parks system, the beaches near Caseville and Port Austin are some of the nicest in Michigan; perfect spots to kick back and sink your toes in the sand.

This is pure Michigan beach fun at its best.

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The Best Beaches in the Michigan Thumb

Both Caseville and Port Austin are set on the shores of Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay, in Michigan’s thumb area. It’s here in Huron County, a unique spot at the tip of the thumb, that you’ll find some of the best Michigan beach towns and beaches.

The crystal-clear water along the shoreline, warms quickly under the summer sun which makes it a perfect place to splash in the beautiful freshwater of the Great Lakes.

It’s a relatively quiet and laid-back atmosphere, but all of that changes in late summer.

In August, visitors from around the county gather on the shoreline for the Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival, a 10-day long celebration sponsored by the Caseville Chamber of Commerce. The Cheeseburger festival is a summer highlight, with the parks in Caseville and even the boat launches filling with party-goers.

In Caseville, MI, the Caseville County Parks and Sleeper State Park are some of the most popular spots in the summer, but they’re spacious enough to allow for a comfortable beach-going experience.

In Port Austin, Oak Beach County Park and McGraw Park are some of the most beautiful beach spots on the shores of Lake Huron.

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Best Beaches in Caseville and Port Austin, MI

Caseville County Park

Beach, Swimming, Restroom, Camping, Picnic area, Playground, Volleyball, Concessions

McGraw County Park

Beach, Swimming, Picnic Tables

Oak Beach County Park

Beach, Swimming, Restroom, Camping

Philp County Park

Beach, Swimming, Picnic Tables, Restrooms

Port Crescent State Park

Beach, Swimming, Handicap Accessible: universally accessible hiking trail, Dog-friendly, Restrooms, Camping, Hiking, Picnic Area

Sleeper State Park

Beaches, Swimming, camping, Restrooms, Hiking, Picnic Area

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ADA and Wheelchair-Accessible Beaches in Caseville and Port Austin

Port Crescent State Park

This sprawling Michigan State Park just southeast of Port Austin at the tip of Michigan’s “Thumb” not only offers access to the Lake Huron shoreline, you’ll also find ADA and wheelchair-accessible opportunities for fishing, canoeing, hiking, and bird watching.

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Dog-Friendly Beaches in Caseville and Port Austin

Sleeper State Park
Dogs are allowed on the beaches of Sleeper State Park; they must remain on six-feet leashes at all time.

Swim Guide

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Beach Guard System regularly performs water quality tests. The samples collected from select areas along the Saginaw Bay shoreline are tested and the test results are posted online. These Michigan Water Quality Tests are important because of farm run-off after storms, and provide public reassurances that the water is clean and safe or swimming and boating.

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Find More Fun in Caseville and Port Austin

There’s more to Caseville than the beautiful beaches: you can walk along the Caseville pier or stroll the streets of downtown Caseville. Play mini golf and ride the giant slide at Key North Mini Golf and Family Fun Center or play a few rounds at the Caseville golf course.

You can find information on these activities and more in our Caseville travel guide.

Historic Port Austin is more than just its beautiful beaches.

This is an outdoors-lovers paradise; from the rolling dunes of Port Crescent State Park to the Pinnebog River and the Thumb Area Water trail. Port Austin offers visitors ample opportunity to explore via hiking, biking and water trails. Find more information in our Port Austin travel guide.