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Address: 2400 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4521
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I'm sure in the summer THIS is the place to be.

While everything was closed or almost closed in September, the beach is pleasant, the lake was clean and had an active surf and in season there are tiki bars, volleyball and more... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2016
Barry M
Trenton, New Jersey
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Wisconsin, USA
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193 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, the water is chilly but people do go in! The lake itself is quite beautiful, especially when the sun is shining. Many shades of blue! There is on street parking along with several lots, but if it is hot out it can get quite busy. We rented a sea kayak and enjoyed it, but stayed close to shore. There... More 

Thank travelgal058
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is only the best beach not on an ocean! Keep out! Your are not welcome to share my beach. Go find your "Best Beach" in the middle of America's upper Midwest Keep OUT!!!

Thank Joe_G_Owner
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful lakefront/beach that is easily accessible with lots happening (in the summer, of course) and is just plain fun! Volleyball, sunbathing and tikki bars abound. It is also quite peaceful and nice in the winter, too. We are fortunate to have such a gem at our fingertips!

Thank Penguinlvr59
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016

We stopped by to have a couple of drinks at the bar and watched some people play beach volleyball. There quite a few people laying out and some in the water, but the water was much too cold for us! It was a clean beach and had some incredible views. We especially appreciated the little fountain where we could wash... More 

Thank Katherine K
Trenton, New Jersey
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189 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016

While everything was closed or almost closed in September, the beach is pleasant, the lake was clean and had an active surf and in season there are tiki bars, volleyball and more to keep you entertained.

Thank Barry M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

A great little summertime spot. Just don't forget to visit the light house in the park above and head down to the marina afterwards for some great Milwaukee photo opps!

Thank Mark E
Gainesville, Georgia
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330 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016

We stopped here just to get our first view of Lake Michigan. The day was just beautiful when we were there so it was so nice to take a walk on the beach. Milwaukee has done a nice job creating a lovely place to just go enjoy the beach.

Thank pitterpat000
Hebburn, Tyne & Wear, England
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139 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2016

What a great place to spend the day, weather just perfect, plenty parking, lifeguards on duty and just a lovely place to be. Watch your bags though as we saw a couple of females steal a towel and rifle through a bag (thnakfully they were apprehended)

Thank Backfixer
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4 reviews
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Sweet and cold water . I walked for while because the water was really cold I am from miami so too cold for me but I enjoyed the view.

Thank Marialys M
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70 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

This beach is amazing, I met my husband here 33 years ago.:) This beach has everything a person or family could want.There is volleyball nets, snack bar, and now even a beach bar. You can just sit and hang out or you can walk the beach front. Bring all you want to have a family picnic too. They also have... More 

Thank Collette L

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