The southern shores of Lake Superior offer wide, sandy beaches that stretch out for miles. Whether you are a rockhound, sunbather, swimmer, or you want to enjoy the most beautiful sunsets in the world, you’ll find a kind of peace and serenity that only exists here. You can stroll lakeshore beaches in any direction you choose and rarely encounter another living soul, aside from occasional wildlife…

Grand Marais Beaches

These beaches are all in or within walking distance from town: 

Agate Beach

Head straight north to the lake from the main street. This is the rockhound and agate hunter’s first stop in Grand Marais

Donahey Woods

Park at the west end of Woodland Park Campground and follow the trail down to the beach.

Grand Marais Harbor

A protected swimming beach with volleyball net, a beautiful playground, picnic tables, and parking. Turn right just north of the Bayshore Market.

Woodland Park Beach

A wide sandy beach with something for everyone.

Mouth of the Grand Sable River

Reach this beautiful beach by walking down the steps of Sable Falls and following a short trail along the river out to the lake.

Remote Lake Superior Beaches

Want a beach that is truly secluded? Try one of these locations, not far from town: 

Perry’s Landing

Approximately 12.5 miles east of Grand Marais on H-58 is this beautiful rock and sand beach. A wonderful place to hunt for lake stones!

Hurricane River and Twelvemile Beach

These two beaches are west of Grand Marais in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Click here to download the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore official map.