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The beach is not huge, but think there is plenty of room. The parking lot costs $12, and they take... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jeff M
Rensselaer, Indiana
First vacation in three years

Small beach but really nice. Went there at night. It's probably very busy during the day. A bit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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“nice beach” (39 reviews)
“lake michigan” (37 reviews)
“on the rocks” (5 reviews)
New Buffalo, MI
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Reviewed yesterday

The beach is not huge, but think there is plenty of room. The parking lot costs $12, and they take cash or credit, but no change is given. You can choose to park in the free public lot up town and walk but if you...More

Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Small beach but really nice. Went there at night. It's probably very busy during the day. A bit pricey to park here.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a great place to visit and enjoy a few days on the beach! It was clean and mostly families on the beach. The water was clean and we really enjoyed our time at this very nice beach!

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why drive 12-15 hours in the summer when you can drive 3 to New Buffalo Beach. Literally felt like we were at the ocean without the sharks and jellyfish! They have a small concession stand and bathrooms on site and it's within walking distance of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this beach, I was surprised by how clean and uncrowded it was for a summer day and it being a week with a holiday. I will be back

Thank Kbhittner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I went here after a big meal. It's a nice walk. We caught the sunset and it was simply beautiful.

Thank mcaanbieter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As usual, the beach was beautifully kept, clean and maintained. The crowd was well behaved and not really crowded. My favorite.... The only negative was the lack of lifeguards. There was a single lifeguard that appeared and walked up and down the beach once. In...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked down for the sunset after eating at the Stray Dog. Very nice beach and while the weather was a little cool, the place was still busy. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Nice place to spend some time

Thank MisplacedinIN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is always active with people. When we were there they had rental kayaks. If you get the chance catch the sunset it's my favorite time to go, you can get some amazing pictures.

Thank Crystal T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When compared to the beaches we've been to in New Jersey, The Gulf coast & California the beach was small (in length). However it was nicely kept. The unusual material they use instead of sand was strange. There was a slope down from the dry...More

Thank Ann B
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6 July 2017|
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Response from shrewdgrud | Reviewed this property |
I would guess parking lot is aprox. 100 yards from the Lake Michigan beach, with a wooden path on top of the sand for walking ease for most of the way. There is a boat channel and somewhat of a beach that is closer but is... More
3 July 2017|
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Response from Phyliss B | Reviewed this property |
No it is not legal
29 May 2017|
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Response from Kevin N | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you need to pay to go in to the beach, but You have to pay for car park during the summer season.