Continent
North America
Country
Michigan (USA)
Next Big City
Benton Harbour
Next Town
St. Joseph
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shop, Rescue, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Mole
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Usually there are some waves. Heights depends on the wind direction. Beach is south of a pier, so use on north winds for smaller waves.

Beach

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

Nice sand without shells or anything else. Crowded in summer on the main beach. Special kite area in summer.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

Short wetsuit necessary in summer, long or drysuit in fall and spring. How long rideable varies. May to October season, probably every year possible.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, September, October, November
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
N
Main Direction:
No information

Nice in North winds due to the jetty. Lighter winds the norm for the summer. 2-3 days a week are usual in spring. 1-2 days a week for the summer. 3+ the norm for fall.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Directions: Silver Beach is below the bluff in downtown St. Joseph on Lake Street. Take I90 or I294/I80/94 from the city south around the lake through N. Indiana into Michigan. Exit to St. Joseph (red arrow highway) and follow it for several miles into the downtown area. Take the last left turn before heading over the bridge, the first right and follow it down to the left. You will come to a right turn over train-tracks. Head over the tracks straight into the parking area. Parking is $5. There is also another beach (Tiscornia Park) to the North side of the harbor breakwall. The North side beach is the better beach, since it's less crowded, but there's a wind shadow at Tiscornia on SW winds due to the hill and trees right where you park, so walk down a bit.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Time

Just stay out of the swimming area and sue the designated kite zone in summer.

Nightlife

No information
Continent
North America
Country
Michigan (USA)
Next Big City
Benton Harbour
Next Town
St. Joseph
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shop, Rescue, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Mole
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Usually there are some waves. Heights depends on the wind direction. Beach is south of a pier, so use on north winds for smaller waves.

Beach

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

Nice sand without shells or anything else. Crowded in summer on the main beach. Special kite area in summer.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

Short wetsuit necessary in summer, long or drysuit in fall and spring. How long rideable varies. May to October season, probably every year possible.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, September, October, November
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
N
Main Direction:
No information

Nice in North winds due to the jetty. Lighter winds the norm for the summer. 2-3 days a week are usual in spring. 1-2 days a week for the summer. 3+ the norm for fall.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Directions: Silver Beach is below the bluff in downtown St. Joseph on Lake Street. Take I90 or I294/I80/94 from the city south around the lake through N. Indiana into Michigan. Exit to St. Joseph (red arrow highway) and follow it for several miles into the downtown area. Take the last left turn before heading over the bridge, the first right and follow it down to the left. You will come to a right turn over train-tracks. Head over the tracks straight into the parking area. Parking is $5. There is also another beach (Tiscornia Park) to the North side of the harbor breakwall. The North side beach is the better beach, since it's less crowded, but there's a wind shadow at Tiscornia on SW winds due to the hill and trees right where you park, so walk down a bit.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Time

Just stay out of the swimming area and sue the designated kite zone in summer.

Nightlife

No information