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7 Incredible Sleeping Bear Dunes Beaches

Updated: Jul 7, 2023


Top 7 Sleeping Bear Dunes Beaches


Below outlines 7 of our favorite beaches at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Whether looking for beaches with the best swimming spots, easy access points, seclusion, or incredible sunsets, we have the beach for you!


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Top 7 Sleeping Bear Dunes Beaches
Top 7 Sleeping Bear Dunes Beaches
Top 7 Sleeping Bear Dunes Beaches
Top 7 Sleeping Bear Dunes Beaches




Most Adventurous


1. Sleeping Bear Dunes Beach


Accessing this beach is an adventure. Climb 1.8 miles through rolling dunes and an incredible biome via the Dune Climb Trail. This hike is unlike anything you may be used to as it navigates through such a unique biome of sand and flora. We do not recommend dragging a cooler & beach gear the entire way. Pack a light backpack with a towel and your favorite book.


Top 7 Sleeping Bear Dunes Beaches

Spend some time at one of Michigan's most gorgeous beaches to reward yourself after this difficult hike. Without trees overhead, be prepared for sun the entire way. Protect yourself with UVA & UBV blocking sunglasses,