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Bradford Beach

2400 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53211
414 962 8809
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Ranked #45 of 76 Attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I was surprised at how clean and large this beach was. It has amenities such as food, drinks, ice cream, bathrooms etc... Looking for something to do for free? This is the place to be.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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154 reviews 154 reviews
27 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I went here last weekend as it was a near perfect day in Milwaukee. We had a picnic, laid in the sun and listened to the sounds of the water. It was clean, not too loud or crowded and just relaxing. They have volleyball, bathrooms and a snack shop if you are looking for that as well.... More 

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Chicago
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1,265 reviews 1,265 reviews
315 attraction reviews
674 helpful votes 674 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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novi
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199 reviews 199 reviews
45 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 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
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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
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5 reviews 5 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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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
17 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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