With all the hot weather we've been having, you're going to want to check out these Petoskey Michigan beaches.
We have loved the weather lately; It's been in the high 80's for two weeks straight in June and July. To us, that means beach days, boating, tubing, paddle boarding, and just getting outside more in general. Northern Michigan summers are the best; every day is a vacation during the summer in Northern Michigan.
On a typical beach day, we get there a little early so we can grab a good spot on the sand and near the water. The hot weather brings hot sand. We learned the hard way that you don't want much space between your towel and the water this time of year.
Here are some of our favorite Petoskey Michigan beaches, complete with the location.
Petoskey State Park: This beach is located on the North end of Little Traverse Bay at 2475 M-119 Highway. You can drive right down to the beach and park your car super close. Here you can find Petoskey stones, layout on the sand, and go swimming. The water has been warm enough to swim but cold enough to cool you off.
Jones Landing Beach: This small sandy beach is located on Walloon Lake at 1193 W Gruler Rd. It has restrooms, wheelchair access, and a boat launch. The water is always warm and generally not as busy as the larger beaches.
Magnus Park: Located on the end of West Lake St.. Bring your water socks/shoes to this beach, because it's a rocky one, but it provides a nice refreshing place to swim. You can lay your towels out on the grass area or bring some chairs down to the water. You'll want to bring some goggles, a snorkel, and a bucket because, with all the rocks, you'll want to search for Petoskey Stones.
Little Traverse Bay Beach: Located behind the plaza on the north end of town, behind D&W grocery store. You can park behind the grocery store and walk North down the bike path, to find the beach. The beach is kind of hidden but dog friendly and lots of fun. You might want to bring your water shoes with you; this beach is a little rocky around the shoreline as well.
Make sure to help keep our beaches clean by taking care of your garbage and picking up any you see around you.