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This is known as Black Beach, and is a Silver Bay municipal park right off of Hwy 61. The beach is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Silver Bay, Minnesota
Weekend away on the North shore of Minnesota

Decided late to stay up north over the Labor Day weekend. Every place booked. Called AmericInn in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Crosby, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is known as Black Beach, and is a Silver Bay municipal park right off of Hwy 61. The beach is actually black, made up of old taconite tailings. Stunning views of the shoreline of Lake Superior. The city is adding a camping area in...More

Thank Cropduster2153
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided late to stay up north over the Labor Day weekend. Every place booked. Called AmericInn in Silver Bay on Lake Superior and front desk staff Barb went the extra mile in watching for a room to open up, which it did, and because of...More

Thank KLW47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a picnic on our way to Thunder Bay. It was perfect. The scenery is beautiful and the water is so clear. I highly recommend!

Thank Wander201451
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So cool to see a beach with just black rock...smaller than pea rock but not sand either. I personally liked this beach better than Iona's beach! We just stuck our toes in the water but it is a one-of-a-kind thing to see!

Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We've been to the North Shore many times and never stopped here. So regrettable. This beach is big, different, pretty, and really cool. The black "sand" is much smoother than the typical rocky beaches of the North Shore and easier to walk on. The area...More

Thank Eileen P
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

As Floridians, this beach did not seem beachy, but it was fun! The views are stunning, the black gravel was almost sand like, and the rocks are easily scaled making it a great stop. It was fairly empty with most people just chilling on the...More

Thank Millytravels
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We stayed at the AmericInn in Silver Bay and on a fluke saw a sign that read "Black Beach". We thought "What is that?" We drove on the road to the beach and to our surprise came up a parking lot near black beach. The...More

7  Thank L2825MVkimb
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful beach along the shore of Lake Superior. Unique beach with all black sand (not really sand, more like fine gravel). Off the beaten path but definitely worth the stop!

Thank Lorie H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Very beautiful beach along a cove of Lake Superior. Breathtaking views. Very unique beach with an all black sand. Off the beaten path but worth finding!

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

While staying at the AmericInn in Silver Bay I asked the desk clerk where I could go to get a nice sunrise photo. He told me about Black Beach which was a short 5 minute drive away. I arrived in the dark but they have...More

Thank Rich J
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