Northern Michigan is known for its gorgeous summers and pristine beaches. Dive in to explore beaches from Traverse City to Charlevoix and beyond to start planning your next Northern Michigan beach adventure.

Traverse City Beaches

Downtown Traverse City is steps away from some of the best restaurants, activities and events Northern Michigan has to offer. An added bonus? Downtown is directly across the street from the beach! Explore some of Traverse City’s best beaches.

Top Traverse City Beaches for Families, Boaters & Picnickers

Leelanau County Beaches

Petoskey stones, white sand beaches and turquoise waters await you on Leelanau Peninsula. View some of our favorite beaches in the area to help plan your next Leelanau Peninsula beach getaway!

Benzie County Beaches

Local breweries, restaurants and beaches make summertime so much sweeter in Benzie County. Explore the beaches in this county to plan your own adventure.

Find a Beach in Benzie. Frankfort, Sleeping Bear, Elberta & More

How to Have a Blissful Beulah Beach Day (Brunch, Bike, Beer!)

Manistee & Mason County Beaches

From Ludington to Manistee, Michigans’s west side has gorgeous beaches for all. Spend the day exploring local beach towns and dining at outdoor restaurants. Don’t forget to swing by some of the best beaches these counties have to offer.

Top Beaches in Frankfort, Manistee and Ludington

Charlevoix Area Beaches

From Torch Lake to the downtown Charlevoix beaches, there are spots all around this county to enjoy a beach day. Explore the area’s best beaches to start planning your trip today.

10 Beaches Charlevoix, Torch Lake and the Chain of Lakes

Emmett County Beaches

Whether you’re looking for a beach day with the family in Petoskey or a dog-filled adventure at Zoll Street Beach in Harbor Springs, this county has the perfect beach for your trip. Dive in to explore all Emmet County has to offer.

Best Beaches in Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Boyne City.

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