The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore spans 35 miles along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. Much of that 35 miles has a beach shoreline and it’s all accessible provided you have a Sleeping Bear Dunes Pass. There are officially 7 Sleeping Bear Dunes Beaches and there are several other great beaches that are a little off the beaten path. Click Here for a map of Sleeping Bear Dunes that shows the location of each of the beaches.
The great lakes water levels have been on the rise the last few years and are at all time highs in 2020. The beaches have shrunk leaving less room for beachgoers than in previous years. We recommend trying some of the less popular beaches like County Road 669 beach that will have fewer people. You won’t be disappointed!