Discover a new Minnesota beach
Hitting the beach is one of the best ways to cool down on a hot summer day. Minnesota state parks are home to hundreds of lakes and beaches that provide a safe, enjoyable experience for all ages. Scout out these spots to find your perfect swimming hole and enjoy a day at the beach!
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- Flandrau State Park has a beach with lifeguards.
- Ditch the itch. Everything you need to know to avoid Swimmer's Itch.
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A few favorites:
A spring-fed pool with a sandy bottom.
Over a hundred lakes in the park mean you have lots of options.
A large sandy beach right on Mille Lacs Lake.
The lake is clear and deep, perfect for jumping into.
A sandy-bottom swimming pond with a great playground.
A nationally recognized sandy beach on Sturgeon Lake.
A state park with a beach, right in the city!
Rent the picnic shelter at Cedar Hills, just steps from the beach.
A beautifully refreshing spot in northwestern Minnesota.
Miles of white sand beach on Lake of the Woods, one of the world's largest lakes!