North Beach

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Racine, Wisconsin

North Beach Racine Reviews

kingoftheicedragons kingofth…
83 reviews
On the Shores of Lake Michigan May 01, 2011
Living in southern Minnesota, we don't have an opportunity to go many beaches. Sure, there may be a beach here and there along the Mississippi River or on the shores of one of our many small lakes, but these tend to be fairly small and unimpressive beaches. North Beach in Racine, Wisconsin, is one of the closest major beaches that we can get to from southern Minnesota (beaches on Lake Superior would also be fairly close as well).

North Beach is a large, sandy beach on the shores of Lake Michigan, about an hour north of Chicago. It's also one of the largest beaches I have been on--a lot of the other beaches are little more than thin strips of sand along the water (including beaches in Hawaii, Florida, California, Mexico, and the Caribbean). On this beach, you have a significant sandy area to walk through between the parking lot and the water.

Amenities at North Beach include changing rooms, a restaurant, and volleyball courts.

One downfall of North Beach, which is likely common at all of the beaches on Lake Michigan, is it does tend to be cooler by the water than further away. One trip last fall, it was close to 90 in Chicago, so we thought it would be a great time to visit North Beach. By the time we reached North Beach's parking lot, the temperature had fallen by a full 20 degrees (or more), making the temperature on the beach in the mid to upper 60s instead of the almost 90 we thought we'd enjoy.
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