Continent
North America
Country
Indiana (USA)
Next Big City
Chicago
Next Town
Michigan City
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Toilet, Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Mole
Quality:
No information
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Usually there are some waves. Heights depend on wind direction, but usually below 6 feet. Gets deep quite soon.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
July, August

Big beach with a lot of space. Nice sand without shells or anything else. Crowded in summer on the main beach, but you will find a place at the end of the parking lot.

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
SW, W, NW
Main Direction:
SW, W, NW

Best wind directions NW to SW. Sideshore WSW and NNE.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Directions: Take I90 or I294/I80/94 from the city south around the lake through N.Indiana to the Michigan border. Michigan City exit is just before the border and clearly marked (Rte 421). Exit to the right and loop around heading north on 421 through town. You wi’ll see two large American flags, as you first enter, giving you a good indication of the wind here. Head through town to the harbor, which is straight ahead. At 9th street, there is a stop sign. Make a right on 9th and go up to the next street and make a left. This will take you right into the harbor. Enter the beach/harbor (it’s a one way entry and exit) and follow over the drawbridge into the park area. The best place to park is in the second lot, at the Zoo. Enter the Zoo ($2-5 parking in summer) and proceed to the end, where there is a small bathroom house on the left of the parking drive. There is a small park and playground on the right. Park there and take the walkway to the beach that is just before the small bathroom house. This area is away from the crowds, being between the main beach that’s to the left and the condo beach that'’s to your right.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

Within 1 mile there is a big sports bar called Mateys, a pub named Swingbelly's and a steak house that has live music every weekend called Galvestons.