This is one of our all-time favorite beaches. We have a boat on Lake Michigan, so we often cruise to the beach, anchor offshore, and wade in, but the drive to this beach is also beautiful with the tree-lined access road.
If you drive to Kemil Beach, keep in mind that the parking lot often fills up early on weekends. The only facilities for the beach are here in the parking lot.
From the parking lot, you can access trails leading up the dunes to secluded sandy refuge to lay out with some privacy or for picnics, or you can walk to the beach down a nice sidewalk.
The beach is clean, wide, and long. the sand from the waterline extends back to a grassy area before rising into the wooded dunes. At the main entrance to Kemil Beach, you'll find the greatest number of beach-goers, but a short walk down the beach (we usually go to the southwest) leaves the crowd behind and affords plenty of privacy for comfortable sunning. This beach is thong bikini and topfree friendly.
Whether by land or by lake, we highly recommend this length of beautiful beach in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.