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Best beach for family in July

Portland, Oregon
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Best beach for family in July

I am planning a day trip to the Indiana Dunes next week, and looking for advice on which beach would be the best one for us. We will have my 3 kids with us, ages 4,7, and 10, and they are really looking forward to swimming. (We live in Oregon where you don't swim at the beach).

Which beach is :

-good for swimming

-allows inflatables (rafts, inner tubes)

-has some decent dunes for climbing

-has convenient parking

We will be driving from the south suburbs of Chicago (where I grew up and often visited the dunes state park, but I don't remember any of the specifics about where to go).

Thanks!

Jen

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Crown Point, Indiana
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1. Re: Best beach for family in July

I would say West Beach for swimming, dunes, and parking isn't bad. However, I don't know if any of the beaches allow inflatables, and even if they did I wouldn't use them. There is almost a strong current/rip tide on the lake which people seem to underestimate.

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