There are miles of beautiful beaches in Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan.

Delight in the warm sand and sparkling water of the beaches that are part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Indiana Dunes State Park.

Whihala Beach in Whiting gives visitors a great view of the Chicago skyline. Michigan City’s Washington Park features a beach, park and family-friendly zoo.

Marquette Park in Gary and Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk are both exceptional lakefront parks offering gorgeous beaches and spacious pavilions. 

Safety note - Do not swim when Rip Current warnings are posted or in large crashing waves, which can cause rip currents. These strong currents rushing out into Lake Michigan can carry even the strongest swimmer with them. If you get caught in a rip current, do not try to swim against it. Instead, swim parallel to the shoreline until you are out of the current.

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