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Discover Charlevoix’s Best Beaches

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About Beaches in Charlevoix MI

There is so much to explore along this beautiful stretch of the northern Michigan coast: swimming, beaching, hiking and biking…the possibilities are endless thanks to the beautiful freshwater coast of Lake Michigan.

The white sand beaches of Charlevoix offer opportunities for everything from walking and beachcombing to water sports such as paddle boarding and power boating to just plain relaxing.

Find The Best Beaches in Charlevoix, MI

Charlevoix’s crystal-clear water takes on such a beautiful turquoise that Lake Michigan seems almost tropical.

It’s not just Lake Michigan, either: both Lake Charlevoix and Torch Lake (ranked by National Geographic as the third most beautiful lake in the world) have the same aqua hue.

Read on to find:

  • The Best Beaches in Charlevoix
  • ADA and Wheelchair Accessible Beaches
  • Dog-Friendly Beaches

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Use the Charlevoix Travel Guide to discover the best places to stay, play and eat in “Charlevoix the Beautiful.”

Best Beaches in Charlevoix

Lake Michigan Beaches

Fisherman’s Island State Park

Beach, Swimming, Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Rustic Campgrounds, Rustic Toilets

Michigan Beach Park

Beach, Swimming, Restrooms, Lifeguards, Playground Equipment, Volleyball, Basketball Courts, Picnic Tables, Covered Pavilion, Concession Stand

Mt. McSauba Beach

Beach, Biking, Hiking, Dunes, NO RESTROOMS

Lake Charlevoix Public Access

Depot Beach

Beach, Restrooms, Stand up Paddle Board Rentals, Pavilion

Ferry Beach

Beach, Playground, Concession, Restrooms, Picnic area, Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals, Pavilions

Young State Park

Beach, Boating, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Restrooms

Torch Lake Public Access

Torch Lake Day Park

Small public access with no restrooms and limited parking

ADA and Wheelchair Accesible Beaches

Whiting Park on Lake Charlevoix in Boyne City
Whiting Park offers a 1/2-mile of beautiful beach along Lake Charlevoix, perfect for swimming, boating, or beach volleyball. There is also a handicapped-accessible kayak launch/lift as well as a Mobi-Chair and Mobi-Mats providing barrier-free access to the beach and the water. Handicapped accessible restrooms are also available.

Dog-Friendly Beaches in Charlevoix

Check out these two dog-friendly beaches in Charlevoix:

Lake Michigan Beach
Dogs Allowed on Beach

Mt. McSauba Beach
Dogs Allowed on Beach

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