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Bradford Beach

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Address: 2400 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone Number: 414 962 8809
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Great spot!

A very nice beach! Can get crowded but very clean. Food and drinks are available and parking is close.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Denise M
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Detroit, Michigan

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Gulf Breeze Fl
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This beach is a very nice place to visit--quiet and loud at the same time, relaxing and yet full of fun...

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice beach! Can get crowded but very clean. Food and drinks are available and parking is close.

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Thank Denise M
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great spot to stop and get your feet in the sand. Their is a snack bar, and volleyball. Parking is close. Definitely worth visiting.

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Boone
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled on the beach/park while driving around. Very nice & clean, dogs allowed, snackbar, easy parking, and clean. Wish we had been able to stay all day.

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Thank SYBoone
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach is beautiful. It can be a bit crowded on hot days. Alcohol is allowed on this beach and it seems everyone is drinking. The crowd is mostly 20-somethings, but a fair number of families are present as well. Parking is free but it can be difficult to find a spot on busy days. Parking is very close to... More 

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Thank Tim S
Perry, Georgia
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was very fun! Overall all types of groups were presents families and friends and lots and lots of college kids. So parents just heads up that there will be a lot of college kids doing crazy college stuff lol but over its a great place to play in the lake and sit and have snacks. There is an... More 

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Thank geminikev
Schaumburg, Illinois
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure what happened here at Bradford beach, but the beach is not the same as it was. Not sure if new management, but just not up to par with what it was. smell from the lake is bad and water is not that clear. Sewage and river runoff contaminate the waters here. My new preference is Grant Beach. Water... More 

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Thank mccullymar
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141 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

On of the best things about Milwaukee is public access to Lake Michigan. Bradford Beach is the busiest place along the lake shore and about the only place to get food or ice cream. There's a parking lot that will probably always be full in the summer but great for viewing the water other times of year. If the lot... More 

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Thank Genevieve K
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Ok...it pains me to talk about this. it looks nice but often smells bad. Milwaukee has issues with the sewer system and the rain water system, which goes to the lake, connecting somehow when it storms. Swim at your own risk! If the wind is in your favor it is a great place to hang out and have a walk,... More 

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Thank Tricia L
Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

A hot sunny Saturday in June, what would you expect. Basically a little more tame version of college spring break. We left, after not finding a parking space and noticing the obvious lack of presence of children. Probably a fun place for someone without kids, or that left them with the babysitter.

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