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Bradford Beach

2400 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53211
414 962 8809
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Ranked #48 of 90 attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: Bradford Beach is a Milwaukee County Park property that is located just north of downtown along the Lake Michigan shoreline.  An extremely popular... more »
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1,037 reviews 1,037 reviews
210 attraction reviews
443 helpful votes 443 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited Bradford Beach during a recent day trip to Milwaukee. What an amazing beach on the edge of downtown Milwaukee. A huge soft sandy area with volleyball courts and two snack shops and a public restroom. The AVP volleyball tournament was going on and it was a very busy place. The stretch of beach is the... More

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Dunedin, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very pleasant beach for a walk and some ice cream in July. Loads of volley ball action and plenty of green area for walking and playing sports.

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159 reviews 159 reviews
44 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Hidden beach in the Water Tower District with limited parking on site. Access to the beach by stairs from the residential areas or along lake shore. Clean beach with volleyball facilities, food, life guards, and a roped off swimming area and numerous hiking trails. No BBQ, open alcohol. Beach is patrolled and looks clean and safe.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Being on the beach feels like a day on the ocean! Good weather is at a premium in Milwaukee, so when it strikes, the main boulevard is packed with sun seekers. A wonderful experience for families. New additions are tiki hut bars right on the beach and a cute little ice cream shop on the northern end.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

People come to Milwaukee to see the museums and the zoo and the ball park, but the lakefront is probably the most beautiful part of Milwaukee. Lake Michigan, as a New Yorker once told me, might as well be the ocean. Milwaukee has done a great job with its lakefront. It is a phenomenal place to run, bike, or just... More

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17 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We left our fabulous beach on the East coast to go to a beach in Milwaukee? Weird, but it was cool seeing Lake Michigan. Bradford Beach staff emphasized to all the AAU Jr Championship volleyball players that they pride themselves on having a clean beach and it truly is, complete with recycling trash cans next to regular trash bins. We... More

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Was there in July for a Volleyball Tournament and it was ONLY 53 degrees. Didn't have a chance to get in the water. Beach was pretty empty except for all the players. Weather was terrible. Walked around and LOVED all the things this beach offers. Cute littleTiki huts for food and beverages. Plus FREE parking- you don't see that anymore.... More

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Holmen, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Can get a little crowded on weekends. The smell can also take away from the atmosphere. Best beach in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Beautiful Beach, Hot Sand, Tikki Hut with fruity drinks- are we in Florida? Nope, Bradford Beach in Milwaukee. Cool beach- nice little food stand.

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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is more of Cabana Club review, than the beach itself. I would rate the cabana/umbrella rental place at 2 stars max. I purchased a Groupon which was for 2 beach chairs and either a cabana, or umbrella. It was suppose to come with a "bucket-o-beer". First of all they told us that all cabanas were rented out already, I... More

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