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Fall Saturday drive

While staying in Three Oaks for a wedding weekend, we had most of our Saturday open and decided to... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Owatonna, Minnesota
Great little beach- expensive parking

Great little beach perfect for walking along in the evening and viewing the spectacular sunsets... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Kristen N
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

Spent the day here with the extended family while on vacation. We all (ages 1 to 60) had a great time. Lots of space, beautiful sandy beach, and popular to all tourists.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MittenTrvlr
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped by to see the beach. It was chilly and windy with a temp of 45 degrees. Nice looking beach with a great sunset.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

While staying in Three Oaks for a wedding weekend, we had most of our Saturday open and decided to drive around the area a bit. We had relatives staying in New Buffalo so thought we'd go visit them and take in the sights. This was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Beach is right off of down town area. Great sun sets. Food concessions open during summer season. Nice trail above beach offer nice views.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great little beach perfect for walking along in the evening and viewing the spectacular sunsets. Parking is limited and expensive, but the little park on the beach is nice, and it's walking distance from town. As with all beaches, the amount of trash present depends...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Kristen N
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Beach was nice, clean sand, had a blast burying the kids... only partly. The sand is a little gritty, but I guess when you get out into the water a little ways, it gets really fine. It was a beautiful day, nobody there was rowdy,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank re34646
Reviewed 27 August 2018

One of my favorite local beaches. Lots of sand, cute town, area is clean. My only complaint would be the bathrooms. They need more stalls and a remodel to include changing stalls because people change in the bathroom stalls which makes the line move very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank siczlo
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the beach after a day of wine tasting and dinner out... therefore did not have to pay to park. The beach was almost divided into 2 sections, the more open shoreline and a more enclosed area where the boats come in. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maureen1771
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The beach was very clean, but we noticed that the parking fee has gotten out of control. It used to be $5, but this time they wanted $12. I can only imagine how very dissapointed and irritated the people must have been the weekend before,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nad760
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Nice clean beach. Good parking, reasonable cost. Restrooms are handy and available for changing. Concession stand wasn't open on day we were there - but there were two food trucks there with a nice variety of foods. Canoe and paddle board rentals were available as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Katie W
17 July 2018|
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Response from TrophyWives | Reviewed this property |
Not 100 percent sure but we didn’t see any dogs,
Trey D
1 June 2018|
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Response from Mik A | Reviewed this property |
Andrea, I think they may have markers for swimming out into the lake because of the boats and it seems that the body boards are allowed.
6 July 2017|
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Response from shrewdgrud | Reviewed this property |
I would guess parking lot is aprox. 100 yards from the Lake Michigan beach, with a wooden path on top of the sand for walking ease for most of the way. There is a boat channel and somewhat of a beach that is closer but is... More