Lake Michigan's Beaches and Parks

When you imagine a beach vacation, you probably don’t picture Milwaukee. But the “Third Coast” has a sandy summertime scene that might surprise you! Milwaukee is home to 1,400 acres of beaches and parkland adjacent to the water, including Bradford Beach, located downtown, which was named one of Travel Channel's top 11 city beaches, as well as hidden beaches perfect for low-key lakefront fun.

Set on the coast of Lake Michigan and located at the confluence of three rivers, Milwaukee is truly a water city. And all that water sets the stage for unbeatable outdoor fun! Enjoy a sightseeing boat cruise, take a stroll on the Milwaukee RiverWalk, or paddle your way right up to the docks outside Lakefront Brewery. Boat tours, beaches, fresh water surfing, urban kayaking, jet-skis, and even a tavern that floats - it's all waiting for you on the water in Milwaukee.

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