Lake superior Beaches

The best beaches on the North shore

Let the Lake Superior beaches in Lake County wash your worries away. Whether you desire a rock beach or a sandy beach, the North Shore has it all. Lake Superior has made it easy for you and everyone else to have plenty of room on a beach. With more than 14 beaches in the area, you’ll find fantastic panoramic views from high cliffs to coastlines of black sand, pebbles, silky sand, and pink rocks that sing when the wind’s just right.

Lake County possesses some of the most striking and beautiful Lake Superior beaches, each with impressive landscapes and geology. Relaxing on these unique and scenic beaches will help you feel a little closer to heaven!


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Gooseberry Falls State Park

Gooseberry Falls State Park earns its popularity for its spectacular waterfalls, river gorge, and Lake Superior shoreline. Additionally, it features Civilian Conservation Corps log, stone ...
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Baptism River Beach – Tettegouche State Park

A rare pebble beach, fully enclosed by rocky cliffs, the Baptism River Beach at Tettegouche provides visitors with a lovely area to stroll, skip rocks, ...
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Agate Bay Beach

Agate Bay is a rocky lakeside beach with a long pier leading to a lighthouse. It offers a newly renovated boat ramp with some of ...
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Black Beach

One of the most unique beaches along the North Shore, Black Beach earns its name from the fine black sand that resulted from taconite tailings ...
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Burlington Bay Beach

Burlington Bay is a laid-back bay North Shore beach offering rocky & sandy shorelines. In the summer, it’s a perfect spot to launch a kayak ...
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Gooseberry Falls State Park – Agate Beach

Agate Beach is a rocky Lake Superior pebble beach located within Gooseberry Falls State Park. Hike along the Gooseberry River down to the mouth as ...
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Crystal Bay Beach & Sea Cave

Just north along 61 and past the HWY 1 junction, the cobblestone Crystal Bay Beach provides a scenic view of one of Lake Superior’s largest ...
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Indian Lake Beach & Campground

Indian Lake is located in Cloquet Valley State Forest. The campground is located on the Cloquet River canoe route. 25 drive-in campsites and one group ...
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Iona’s Beach Scientific & Natural Area

Iona’s Beach Scientific & Natural Area, located just north of Two Harbors, was named after Iona Lind, who owned Twin Points Resort (it formerly occupied ...
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Kelsey Beach

Kelsey Beach on Lake Superior’s North Shore is a relaxing pebble beach with lovely scenic views of the rocky coast. It sits across from the ...
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Knife River Marina & Beach

Visit the Knife River Marina Beach to relax in the sand, picnic, or rockhound for agates. Knife River Rock Beach is also just down the ...
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Flood Bay Beach Wayside

Flood Bay Beach Wayside makes a great place to stretch your legs and graze the sand for agates and sea glass. Flood Bay Beach is ...
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Pebble Beach – Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Pebble Beach delivers the photographic, one-of-a-kind view of the Split Rock Lighthouse. Just a short hike through Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, the scenic pebble ...
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Semer’s Beach Park

Semer’s Beach Park, a popular sandy swimming hole, is located in a protected bay on the south shore of Shagawa Lake (St. Louis County). It ...
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Thompson Beach

At Thompson Beach, located about 15 miles north of Two Harbors, you’ll find a pebbly, secluded Lake Superior shoreline. This beach is only accessible by ...
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