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Address: 2400 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone Number: 414 962 8809
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Great in the summer

This place is a fun place to visit in the summer. There is snack food and beer at different locations. The beach is a little rocky and the water is very cold even in the summer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
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Wisconsin
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103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This place is a fun place to visit in the summer. There is snack food and beer at different locations. The beach is a little rocky and the water is very cold even in the summer.

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Thank WisconsinGorilla
Omaha, Nebraska
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We visited the beach on labor day weekend. It was not heavily crowded though. To our surprise, there was pretty big waves and one of the best beach in midwest location. The water was little cold to step-in by evening time. We had a relaxing walk on the shore side and collected varieties of little rocks. Try to visit on... More 

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Thank ShanEsak
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Bradford beach is a beautiful are in the summer when they have beach activities. In Fall it's beautiful with trees changing colors. We've seen some amazing huge waves. In the winter when winds are strong they can make some amazing n huge waves that have reached the roads. So it's an amazing and beautiful place n a must if your... More 

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Thank Sneeker01
Waukesha
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This beach always makes me think that I'm going to step on a syringe with a needle attached. It has a reputation for being a gathering place for people looking for trouble.

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Thank Wackytiel
Columbia, South Carolina
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23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

There are a lot of fans to this beach - I say meh. Even when I was in my late teens and early 20s, I still preferred McKinley to Bradford. This place is always crowded and not very clean.

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Thank mom2mcjc
Indianapolis, Indiana
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83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on a Thursday afternoon and the water was FREEZING but it had been unseasonably cold, so stepping in was like standing in a cooler of ice. The water was clean and clear though. This beach has several sand volleyball courts for lots of volleyball playing. There were a lot of people playing volleyball as well as folks... More 

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Thank Amy W
usa
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123 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The improvements made to Bradford beach over the last few years has made a huge difference to the Milwaukee coastline. The corporate sponsors and donors are to congratulated. The always clean, sandy beach, volleyball courts, kayaks and good security etc have made this a comfortable family friendly place to enjoy a hot summer day.

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Thank skibeach19
San Jose, California
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102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Was on my bike ride around Milwaukee and stumbled upon this Oasis in the sand. Neat spot and I had a Mojito which hit the spot and a friendly bartender. Enjoyed my visit

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Thank ceskydup
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Nice Beach with Lovely views on Lake Michigan, clean Bathrooms. Wish It had been warmer, would have gone swimming.

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Thank DolceMinneapolis
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

There's a lot to do at Bradford! From volleyball to swimming and even grabbing a drink. It's a fun place. Somewhat dirty and too busy at times for me though.

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