Best Beaches In Detroit

July 16, 2011 3:30 PM

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Enjoy the wonders of living in the Great Lake state by visiting the beaches at Belle Isle, the Island Land Recreation Area, and metroparks!
Kensington Metropark


Kensington Metropark

2240 W. Buno Road
Milford, MI 48380
(248) 685-1561

Kensington Metropark  surrounds Kent Lake where there are beaches and boat rentals, golfing, hiking and picnic areas.

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Metro Beach Metropark

31300 Metro Parkway
Mt. Clemens, MI 48046
(586) 463-4581

The main attractions at Metro Beach are the beach on Lake St. Clair, the pool with two water slide and diving boards, and the “Squirt Zone” where kids can play with equipment that shoots water.

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Stony Creek Metropark

4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, MI 48316
(586) 781-4242

Stony Creek Metropark straddles three townships – Washington Township and Oakland Charter Township, with a small portion in Shelby Township. There are two beaches on Stony Creek lake, one of which (Eastwood) features life guards.

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Island Lake Recreation Area

12950 E. Grand River Avenue
Brighton, MI 48116
(810) 229-7067

Island Lake Recreation Area lies on the Huron River just downstream of Kensington Metropark, off I-96 and M-23. It has a couple small lakes and there’s camping, and hiking/biking trails. It also has a hot-air balloon launch area.

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Belle Isle Beach

Belle Isle Park
Detroit, MI
(313) 628-2081

Belle Isle Beach is half mile long and is a popular location for city dwellers in the summer months.

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