New Buffalo’s city beach and lakefront park offers 800 feet of sandy beach frontage, a snack bar, showers and playground. Boaters will appreciate the eight boat launch ramps and trailer parking.
Water sport lovers can head over to the beach’s Third Coast Surf Shop, which offers kayak and paddleboard rentals and lessons for use in the adjacent Galien River and on Lake Michigan when the water is calm enough. The shop is open every day from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
As always, beachgoers must exercise caution with the sometimes rough Lake Michigan waters. To this end, the New Buffalo beach employs lifeguards to watch over swimmers from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and the park uses a warning flag system to alert swimmers to dangerous swimming conditions.
Pets, fires, glass containers and alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the beach. The park closes at 11 pm. There is a parking fee.
100 Marquette Drive
New Buffalo, MI 49117