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New Buffalo Public Beach

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Address: New Buffalo, MI

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Great beach with nice sunset view.

Good view of the sunset. Close parking for $10. No dogs. Nice wooden walkway up to the dunes and a good spot to launch a kayak

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
John B
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I usually give good reviews but this time not so much. I was really annoyed when I visited because to get in, you have to pay to park, which is fine. The problem is, you have to insert your cash into a machine and wait for a receipt. Well after feeding it 2 $5 bills, it spit out a receipt... More 

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Thank Toni P
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good view of the sunset. Close parking for $10. No dogs. Nice wooden walkway up to the dunes and a good spot to launch a kayak

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Thank John B
Kokomo
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is a quiet clean beach just a few minutes walk from all the downtown shops &restaurants'. Watch the sailboats glide past you in the calm bay while listening to the waves and seagulls. Not sure how it could get better than this.

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Thank David T
Lombard, Illinois
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a 1 1/2 hour drive from the Chicago suburbs to New Buffalo, Mi for a day at the beach is a perfect day trip. As you approach the city of New Buffalo the view of Lake Michigan is ahead to the North with the deep blue color of the lake. We were glad we had read the Trip Advisor... More 

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Thank Mamaw58
Illinois
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As far as I can see, the only reason this is the #1 attraction is because there really is nothing else to do here. We traveled all the way up to Manistee, Mi,, stopping at beaches all along the way...all FREE parking. Believe me, it is worth driving a little farther. It is just as beautiful with much more to... More 

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Thank kitkat37_10
Blissfield, Michigan
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked from our downtown parking to the beach. There are walkways to access the beach boardwalk. The beach had many families who had speak the day with umbrellas and coolers. We watched the sunset from the boardwalk. The beach has a concession stand and bathrooms. Lifeguards are also present.

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Thank Stan M
Miamisburg, Ohio
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The sand was really rocky and hurts the feet to walk on it. The beach was small and the concession stand opens late and was out of most everything. I also thought the parking fee was high.

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Thank Deborah S
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family went here to watch the sunset and it was absolutely beautiful here. We didn't go swimming but it was very peaceful.

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Thank Alexis N
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's ok, clean but a but rocky. St Joseph's beach up the road is much more pleasant with more activities.

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Thank mallorybostwick
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States
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51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice, clean, family friendly beach. You can walk in for free or park for $10/day. It is best to have exact change with you as the machine doesn't take larger bills. There is a neat overlook and a lighthouse on the beach. The water temperature was fine for swimming in the month of August.

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Thank Debbie E

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