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New Buffalo Public Beach

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Address: New Buffalo, MI

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Beach looked well groomed and had a lifeguard on duty. Was within walking distance from downtown and provide a changing facility on site.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
hbitmf
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Belleville, Michigan
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clean and no loud music. The best beach ever. There is a nice concession stand, a parking lot($10). We have never encountered any discord among other patrons. We come all the way from Chicago just to go to this beach. It feels safe and very family friendly. It is very lovely and scenic as well. The bathrooms are not bad... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a nice wide beach compared to many along Lake Michigan. The 4th of July expands the population of New Buffalo to thousands and they all love boating or the beach. However, earlier in the week, walking on the beach was relaxing and I have to say if you collect beach glass, it is a great place to find... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family has been here before and thoroughly enjoyed this beach. This last time however, the beach has become very rocky and very crowded. We arrived Mid morning and found plenty of space, however by lunch time-beach was so crowded-people were splashing sand on us just when walking by-thats how close every group was situated. We left around 1:30 and... More 

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Thank Charla M
Elkhart, Indiana
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Other than paying $10 for parking, it's a great beach. Lots of room and a sand bar. Bathrooms, snack bar, and the rocky point make for a great full day stay.

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Thank Donald C
Cabool, Missouri
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264 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We paid $10. per car to park at this public beach, and did not stay over 40 minutes, as we just wanted to see the Great Lake, but it was a nice beach with great views.

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Thank motraveler50
Mishawaka, Indiana
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just left from spending the morning in Hesston, Indiana at the Steam Museum (I highly recommend a visit but no place to review it on this site) and decided we would head to the Michigan Lakeshore. Weren't positive about where we were going but headed out on Indiana 39 which took us right into New Buffalo and straight... More 

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Belleville, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beach looked well groomed and had a lifeguard on duty. Was within walking distance from downtown and provide a changing facility on site.

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Thank hbitmf
Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here 4th of July. Beach was crowded and very rocky. Difficult to walk. Very close to everything in town. We chose to drive to a smaller quieter beach.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New Buffalo public beach is a nice and fairly quiet beach. It was not overly crowded even though we visited on July 4th weekend. The lifeguards were visible and active during our entire stay. Many people were walking on a rock formation that serves as a break for boats entering and leaving the harbor. Lifeguards were on the rocks prepared... More 

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Los Angeles
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76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being from Southern California, I have high standards when it comes to beaches. This was my first experience visiting the beaches of Lake Michigan. The views are lovely, but walking on the sand was unpleasant in bare feet. We took a drive and noticed that there seems to be very little public access to the shore in this area. We... More 

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