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Bradford Beach

2400 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4521
414 962 8809
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“nice beach” (14 reviews)
“lake michigan” (24 reviews)
2400 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4521
414 962 8809
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1 - 10 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a visit to this beach. It's very near the North Point lighthouse. This isn't the prettiest beach we've ever seen, but it's a nice quiet spot to walk and enjoy.

Thank Lin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here while in town for a softball tournament just to put our toes in the water, ice cold water 😀. We had no idea that they were having an air show that day so the beach was a little crowded but still very...More

Thank HeatherNichole77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you live around Milwaukee you probably take the lakefront for granted. But if your a visitor, you need to go check it out at least once. Lake Michigan was once very polluted however it's getting much better (but I still wouldn't swim in it)....More

Thank John H
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Upon arrival a Bradford Beach we appreciated the athletic atmosphere and cleanliness. Being from the Deep South near the Gulf of Mexico we expected to be able to swim.... we were mistaken... the water is really cold ... like 53-58 degrees Fahrenheit. Definitely not what...More

Thank Lmthibaut
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Unsafe and dirty. I would never recommend anyone travel to Bradford Beach. The lake is disgusting and I felt unsafe in the environment.

Thank wrunge
Reviewed 27 July 2017

yes, this is small beach but its beautiful and one can spend some time here. I never had problem with parking

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We decided to take a trip to the beach from our own landlocked midwest home. Initially, I wanted to go to the eastern side of Lake Michigan, but there were few hotels and lodging left by the time we made plans. I love Grand Haven,...More

Thank Ange C
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Great spot to get some sun, grab a beer or drink and people watch, tons of beach stuff going on and volleyball courts everywhere. Water doesn't warm up until late July or August. Clean sand too!!

Thank grimesmag
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Nice walking path along the water. People are out playing beach volleyball even in the chilly spring! Lots of parking.

Thank lhofung
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I love going to this beach on my day off because it's always a party! They have a couple cabanas on the beach that serve food and alcohol. It's nice being able to have a couple drinks on the beach and take a dip in...More

Thank Emily P
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1 August 2017|
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Response from Ange C | Reviewed this property |
You can picnic so long as you don't bring glass. Parking is free and off street. It stretches down the length of the lake. As far as pool floats, not sure those are a good idea. This water is typically too cold to swim in... More
Brianna S
5 July 2017|
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Response from Sarah Y | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed, but on the north end only, really. And they do need to be leashed.