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

Water

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

Usually there are some waves. Heights depends on wind direction, but usually below 6 feet. Gets deep quite soon. Use this beach on south winds, the pier will block the waves. Take care about boats and fishermen. Trouble last year because fishermen took away the whole area on the water.

Beach

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

Nice sand without shells or anything else.

Weather

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

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

Wind

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

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. Good in south winds due to jetty. The beach curves, making N and S sideshore closer to the jetty.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Tiscornia Park is just North of the St. Joseph River Channel off Upton and Marina Drives in St. Joseph. To get here from the main road (Main Street), take Main through town (North) and go over the bridge. Take the first right turn at Edgewater Drive. Turn left at the stop sign and follow the road to the next stop sign. Make a right on to Upton Drive. Proceed two blocks past the railroad tracks and take a sharp left onto Marina Drive. Follow Marina Drive to the `Yield` sign and take a left onto Ridgeway Drive. Continue straight and take a right at the Tiscornia Park entrance sign. Parking in the lot is not free in summer.

Extra information

Rules
No information

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:
Toilet, Parking

Water

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

Usually there are some waves. Heights depends on wind direction, but usually below 6 feet. Gets deep quite soon. Use this beach on south winds, the pier will block the waves. Take care about boats and fishermen. Trouble last year because fishermen took away the whole area on the water.

Beach

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

Nice sand without shells or anything else.

Weather

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

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

Wind

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

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. Good in south winds due to jetty. The beach curves, making N and S sideshore closer to the jetty.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Tiscornia Park is just North of the St. Joseph River Channel off Upton and Marina Drives in St. Joseph. To get here from the main road (Main Street), take Main through town (North) and go over the bridge. Take the first right turn at Edgewater Drive. Turn left at the stop sign and follow the road to the next stop sign. Make a right on to Upton Drive. Proceed two blocks past the railroad tracks and take a sharp left onto Marina Drive. Follow Marina Drive to the `Yield` sign and take a left onto Ridgeway Drive. Continue straight and take a right at the Tiscornia Park entrance sign. Parking in the lot is not free in summer.

Extra information

Rules
No information

Nightlife

No information