Top Beaches in Metro Detroit: Your Guide to Sun and Sand

When living in Metro Detroit or moving to Metro Detroit, the lure of sun-kissed sands and the rhythmic waves is impossible to resist in the summertime. With a variety of stunning beaches that cater to every beachgoer's desire, Michigan offers a slice of paradise right in its backyard. Luckily for those living in Metro Detroit, you don't have to travel far. From family-friendly shores with splash parks and playgrounds to tranquil retreats with breathtaking skyline views, these top beaches transform ordinary summer days into extraordinary escapes. 

Lake St. Clair Metropark, Facebook

Lake St. Clair Metropark Beach, Harrison Township

31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Township, MI 48045

Located in Harrison Township, Lake St. Clair Metropark Beach offers a serene retreat along the shores of Lake St. Clair. The beach features a sandy shoreline perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and picnicking. Visitors can also enjoy a splash pad, nature trails, and boat rentals.

Sterling State Park Beach - Sterling State Park, Facebook

Sterling State Park Beach, Monroe

2800 State Park Rd, Monroe, MI 48162

Sterling State Park Beach in Monroe is the only state park on Lake Erie and offers a mile-long sandy beach. It is ideal for swimming, picnicking, and fishing. The park also features hiking trails and a modern campground.

  


Dodge 4 State Park Beach, Facebook

Dodge #4 State Park Beach, Waterford

4250 Parkway, Waterford Twp, MI 48328

Dodge #4 State Park Beach, located in Waterford, boasts a large sandy beach along the shores of Cass Lake. This family-friendly beach is perfect for swimming, picnicking, and boating. The park also offers a playground and picnic shelters.

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Belle Isle Beach, Detroit

99 Pleasure Dr, Detroit, MI 48207

Belle Isle Beach, nestled within the iconic Belle Isle Park in Detroit, provides a picturesque setting with views of the Detroit River. This beach is perfect for swimming and sunbathing, with the park offering additional attractions such as an aquarium, conservatory, and nature center.

Deer Lake Beach, Independence Township Parks, Recreation & Seniors, Facebook

Deer Lake Beach, Clarkston

350 White Lake Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346

Deer Lake Beach in Clarkston offers a tranquil setting with a sandy beach and clear waters, ideal for swimming and relaxing. The park includes picnic areas, a playground, and a boat launch.

Mercer Beach, Photo Credit to Sundee.com

Mercer Beach, Walled Lake

Walled Lake, MI 48390

Mercer Beach, located in Walled Lake, provides a family-friendly environment with a sandy beach perfect for swimming and picnicking. The beach area includes a playground and a picnic shelter. Mercer Beach is situated near the intersection of Pontiac Trail and Walled Lake Dr.

Lakeshore Park Novi, Facebook

Lakeshore Park Beach, Novi

601 S Lake Dr, Novi, MI 48375

Lakeshore Park Beach in Novi offers a sandy beach along Walled Lake, making it a great spot for swimming and sunbathing. The park also features trails, picnic areas, and a playground.

   


City of Rochester Hills- Government, Facebook

Thelma Spencer Beach, Rochester Hills

3701 John R Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Thelma Spencer Beach in Rochester Hills is a hidden gem with a sandy beach and clear waters, perfect for a day of swimming and relaxation. The park offers picnic areas, a playground, and a concession stand.

Huron-Clinton Metroparks, Facebook

Stony Creek Metropark Beach, Shelby Township

4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48316

Stony Creek Metropark Beach in Shelby Township features a large sandy beach along the shores of Stony Creek Lake. The park offers swimming, boating, and fishing opportunities, as well as hiking and biking trails.

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, Facebook

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area Beach, Waterford

7800 Gale Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48327

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area Beach in Waterford offers a sandy beach on Pontiac Lake, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking. The park also features trails, a campground, and a boat launch.

Bluebell Beach, Genesee County Parks, Facebook

Bluebell Beach, Flint

5500 Bray Rd, Flint, MI 48505

Bluebell Beach in Flint provides a family-friendly atmosphere with a sandy beach along Mott Lake. The park offers swimming, picnicking, and a splash pad for kids.

Martindale Beach, Facebook

Martindale Beach at Kensington Metro Park, Milford

4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford, MI 48380

Martindale Beach in Kensington Metro Park, Milford, is one of the most popular beaches in Michigan. It offers a large sandy beach, picnic areas, and a playground. The park also features trails, boat rentals, and a splash pad.

  


Exploring the best beaches in Michigan is a must for anyone living in Metro Detroit or considering moving to Metro Detroit. From the picturesque shores of Lake St. Clair Metropark Beach to the family-friendly environment of Martindale Beach at Kensington Metro Park, each beach offers unique amenities and stunning natural beauty. Whether you seek a serene escape at Dodge #4 State Park Beach or a vibrant day out at Belle Isle Beach, Michigan’s diverse beach destinations promise unforgettable experiences. These top beaches not only enhance the quality of life for residents but also make Metro Detroit an attractive place for new arrivals. Enjoying the sun, sand, and surf has never been easier with this comprehensive guide to Michigan’s finest beaches.


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THINKING OF MOVING TO Metro Detroit, OR LOOKING TO RELOCATE IN THE AREA? VIEW A LIST OF CURRENT HOMES FOR SALE BELOW.

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2600 Turtle Lake Dr, Bloomfield Twp

$14,900,000

2600 Turtle Lake Dr, Bloomfield Twp

6 Beds 8.5 Baths 18,500 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240033011
834 Southfield Rd, Birmingham

$12,900,000

834 Southfield Rd, Birmingham

4 Beds 6.3 Baths 13,408 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240037227
999 Pleasant Ave, Birmingham

$12,000,000

999 Pleasant Ave, Birmingham

6 Beds 7.1 Baths 8,512 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240039359
4790 Dow Ridge Rd, Orchard Lake Village

$11,999,000

4790 Dow Ridge Rd, Orchard Lake Village

5 Beds 5.2 Baths 14,569 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240046022
1057 Arlington St, Birmingham

$8,999,000

1057 Arlington St, Birmingham

7 Beds 7.3 Baths 12,290 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240038727
677 Selden St, Detroit

$8,600,000

677 Selden St, Detroit

0 Beds 21 Baths 30,000 SqFt Multifamily MLS® # 20230055324
600 Chase Ln, Bloomfield Hills

$8,500,000

600 Chase Ln, Bloomfield Hills

5 Beds 6.2 Baths 9,317 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240040914
1700 Great Fosters, Oakland Twp

$8,500,000

1700 Great Fosters, Oakland Twp

6 Beds 8.6 Baths 26,664 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240015477
300 Lowell, Bloomfield Hills

$6,999,000

300 Lowell, Bloomfield Hills

6 Beds 5.3 Baths 11,278 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240043869
1211 Willow Ln, Birmingham

$6,999,000

1211 Willow Ln, Birmingham

5 Beds 5.2 Baths 9,936 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240034700
1500 W Long Lake Rd, Bloomfield Twp

$6,999,000

1500 W Long Lake Rd, Bloomfield Twp

7 Beds 9.2 Baths 12,204 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240032601
26565 Scenic Dr, Franklin Vlg

$6,990,000

26565 Scenic Dr, Franklin Vlg

6 Beds 7.7 Baths 22,659 SqFt Residential MLS® # 81024011497
New
4747 Old Orchard Trl, Orchard Lake Village

$6,950,000

4747 Old Orchard Trl, Orchard Lake Village

5 Beds 5.1 Baths 7,276 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240048809
672 Vaughan Rd, Bloomfield Hills

$6,900,000

672 Vaughan Rd, Bloomfield Hills

5 Beds 5.2 Baths 15,346 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240035946
1558 Dutton Rd, Oakland Twp

$6,900,000

1558 Dutton Rd, Oakland Twp

7 Beds 10.1 Baths 22,181 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240012776
1045 Country Club Rd, Bloomfield Hills

$6,495,000

1045 Country Club Rd, Bloomfield Hills

6 Beds 7.2 Baths 11,298 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240036958
5537 Orchard Ridge, Oakland Twp

$6,450,000

5537 Orchard Ridge, Oakland Twp

6 Beds 6.3 Baths 15,186 SqFt Residential MLS® # 58050145983
851 Highwood Dr, Bloomfield Twp

$5,995,500

851 Highwood Dr, Bloomfield Twp

5 Beds 5.2 Baths 10,100 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240031633
1747 Heron Ridge Dr, Bloomfield Twp

$5,995,000

1747 Heron Ridge Dr, Bloomfield Twp

6 Beds 8.4 Baths 14,000 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240036173
1567 Island Ln, Bloomfield Twp

$5,995,000

1567 Island Ln, Bloomfield Twp

4 Beds 5.3 Baths 14,751 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240029685
663 Shirley Rd, Birmingham

$5,995,000

663 Shirley Rd, Birmingham

6 Beds 6.3 Baths 9,300 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20230097044
5295 Middlebelt Rd, West Bloomfield Twp

$5,990,000

5295 Middlebelt Rd, West Bloomfield Twp

6 Beds 6.2 Baths 9,855 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20230101646
1230 Latham, Birmingham

$5,900,000

1230 Latham, Birmingham

5 Beds 6.2 Baths 7,243 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240029470
1395 Northlawn Blvd, Birmingham

$5,890,000

1395 Northlawn Blvd, Birmingham

5 Beds 6.1 Baths 9,508 SqFt Residential MLS® # 81024017548
20 Hidden Rdg, Bloomfield Hills

$5,775,000

20 Hidden Rdg, Bloomfield Hills

4 Beds 4.2 Baths 11,159 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240008448
82 Chateaux Du Lac, Fenton Twp

$5,600,000

82 Chateaux Du Lac, Fenton Twp

5 Beds 6.2 Baths 16,030 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20230076025
24688 Johns Rd, Lyon Twp

$5,584,000

24688 Johns Rd, Lyon Twp

5 Beds 6.2 Baths 7,450 SqFt Residential MLS® # 81024034016
1780 Hammond Crt, Bloomfield Hills

$5,500,000

1780 Hammond Crt, Bloomfield Hills

5 Beds 6.3 Baths 12,953 SqFt Residential MLS® # 81024022154
860 Vaughan Rd, Bloomfield Hills

$5,475,000

860 Vaughan Rd, Bloomfield Hills

6 Beds 7.1 Baths 11,008 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240009282
611 Watkins St, Birmingham

$5,000,000

611 Watkins St, Birmingham

5 Beds 6.1 Baths 6,930 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240035440
47250 Six Rd, Northville Twp

$5,000,000

47250 Six Rd, Northville Twp

6 Beds 6.2 Baths 7,800 SqFt Residential MLS® # 81024025658
3856 Vista Ln,

$4,999,999

↓ $1

3856 Vista Ln,

4 Beds 6.4 Baths 8,847 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240043938
2657 Turtle Shores Dr, Bloomfield Twp

$4,990,000

2657 Turtle Shores Dr, Bloomfield Twp

5 Beds 6.2 Baths 11,424 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240035532
2623 Turtle Shores, Bloomfield Twp

$4,990,000

2623 Turtle Shores, Bloomfield Twp

1 Bed 1.1 Baths 2,268 SqFt Residential MLS® # 216010273
1313 Lakeside Dr, Birmingham

$4,800,000

1313 Lakeside Dr, Birmingham

5 Beds 5.2 Baths 8,074 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240039679
273 Ridge, Grosse Pointe Farms

$4,800,000

273 Ridge, Grosse Pointe Farms

7 Beds 5.2 Baths 8,836 SqFt Residential MLS® # 58050132784
31011 Pioneer Ave, Bingham Farms Vlg

$4,695,900

31011 Pioneer Ave, Bingham Farms Vlg

4 Beds 3.1 Baths 6,314 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20221066465
New
5600 Gardner Rd, Metamora Twp

$4,650,000

5600 Gardner Rd, Metamora Twp

4 Beds 5 Baths 7,410 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240048503
51284 Nine Mile Rd, Novi

$4,525,000

↓ $475,000

51284 Nine Mile Rd, Novi

5 Beds 6.2 Baths 7,600 SqFt Residential MLS® # 81024025660
1335 Willow Lane Lot 192622912, Birmingham

$4,500,000

1335 Willow Lane Lot 192622912, Birmingham

6 Beds 6.1 Baths 5,900 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240046130
21152 Chubb Rd, Lyon Twp

$4,500,000

↓ $465,000

21152 Chubb Rd, Lyon Twp

4 Beds 3.1 Baths 6,314 SqFt Residential MLS® # 81024025647
490 Martell Dr, Bloomfield Hills

$4,499,000

490 Martell Dr, Bloomfield Hills

4 Beds 4.2 Baths 8,187 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240026425
New
50950 Redwood Ln, New Baltimore

$4,450,000

50950 Redwood Ln, New Baltimore

5 Beds 6.3 Baths 11,346 SqFt Residential MLS® # 58050148297
512 George St, Birmingham

$4,400,000

512 George St, Birmingham

4 Beds 5.2 Baths 5,128 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240031218
34901 Woodward Ave Ste 500, Birmingham

$4,300,000

34901 Woodward Ave Ste 500, Birmingham

3 Beds 3.1 Baths 3,300 SqFt Condominium MLS® # 20240030565
555 Vinewood Ave, Birmingham

$4,300,000

↓ $200,000

555 Vinewood Ave, Birmingham

5 Beds 5.2 Baths 9,328 SqFt Residential MLS® # 81024000149
47900 W Nine Mile Rd, Novi

$4,200,000

47900 W Nine Mile Rd, Novi

6 Beds 7.2 Baths 15,290 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240044760
901 Church St, Plymouth

$4,200,000

901 Church St, Plymouth

4 Beds 4.1 Baths 4,500 SqFt Residential MLS® # 20240039030
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