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“Beautiful views”

Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in New Buffalo
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Caledonia, Michigan
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful views”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Nice beach, clean. Lots of wildlife to see and beautiful views. You've got to see those sunsets for yourself.

Visited July 2014
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St. Louis, MO
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice Beach”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

New Buffalo is a great little time with a wonderful beach and great marina. The beach is very clean and very family oriented. There is no alcohol allowed on the beach and the police routinely patrol the beach looking for anything out of order. We will be back.

Visited July 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Decent by Great Lake standards”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

My wife and I spent a couple hours on the New Buffalo public beach on a recent warm July afternoon. Although crowded, we were able to find a decent spot 30 yards from the water. The sand appears to be trucked in - - fairly course and not the cleanest. The first 5 yards or so of the water has a fairly rough stone bottom which is a little uncomfortable for wading. We only noticed one set of bathrooms in a building housing a small concession stand. There were an abundance of families and a nice cross section of other sunbathers.

Visited July 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very nice beach”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

Lots of nice sand. Parking was expensive to me as I didn't see anything there but the beach - unless you can leave your car there while you wander up the street into town (few minutes walk). Great for sunset watching.

Visited July 2014
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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225 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Great sunset experience”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

It's funny because although my family and I have been to New Buffalo Public Beach a few times, it's only been at sunset. :) We normally stay in New Buffalo and make that our hub while we explore the southwestern shoreline of Michigan, so by the time we arrive back at the hotel in the evening and have dinner in New Buffalo, it's great to walk down to the public beach - which has free parking by the way beginning at 8:00 p.m. - and to catch the sunset. That's just what we did recently on a perfect calm summer evening. We waded in the temperate water, some of us climbed the rocks, took photographs, climbed the lookout platform along the small dunes, and just enjoyed some really relaxing family time in a beautiful setting.

Visited July 2014
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