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Beach Guide – Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Summer Feature

by Lindsay Susla on June 6, 2016, no comments

The somewhat definitive guide to every public swimming beach in the Twin Cities.

Anoka County

Centerville Beach, Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Preserve, 7373 Main St., Centerville

Coon Lake County Park, 5450 197th Ave. NE, Columbus

Island Lake, 22480 Martin Lake Rd. NW, Linwood Township

Lake George Regional Park, 3100 217th Ave. NW, Oak Grove

Carver County

Baylor Regional Park, 10775 Co. Rd. 33, Norwood Young America

Lake Minnewashta Regional Park, 6900 Hazeltine Blvd., Chanhassen

Lake Waconia Regional Park, 8170 Paradise Ln., Waconia

Roundhouse Park Beach, Lake Minnewashta, 3950 Kings Rd., Chanhassen

Dakota County

Lake Byllseby Beach, 7650 Echo Point Rd., Cannon Falls

Schulze Lake Beach, 860 Cliff Rd., Eagan

Afton State Park, 6959 Peller Ave. S., Hastings

Hennepin county

Baker Park Reserve, Lake Independence 2309 Baker Park Rd., Maple Plain

Bryant Lake Regional Park, 6800 Rowland Rd., Eden Prairie

Bush Lake Beach, 9140 E. Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington

Centerview Beach, Centerview Ln., Mound

Crescent Beach, 240 Birch Bluff Rd., Shorewood

Deephaven Main Beach, 19405 Lake Ave., Deephaven

Elm Creek Swimming Pond, 12420 James Deane Pkwy., Maple Grove

Excelsior Commons Beach, 1 1st St., Excelsior

Fish Lake Regional Park, 14900 Bass Lake Rd., Maple Grove

French Regional Park–Medicine Lake, 12605 Rockford Rd., Plymouth

Lake Minnetonka Swimming Pond, 4610 Co. Rd. 44, Minnetrista

Long Lake Beach, 455 East Long Lake Rd., Orono

Medicine Lake East, 740 E. Medicine Lake Blvd., Plymouth

Medicine Lake West, 1920 W. Medicine Lake Dr., Plymouth

Nelson Lakeside Park, 1860 Symes St., Long Lake

Robinson’s Bay Beach, 3344 Robinson’s Bay Rd., Deephaven

Shady Oak Beach, 5200 Shady Oak Rd., Minnetonka

Summit Park Beach, 455 East Long Lake Rd., Orono

Surfside Beach, Bartlett Blvd. & Commerce Blvd., Mound

Walden Beach, 19355 Walden Tr., Deephaven

Wakota Beach, 300 W. Point Rd., Tonka Bay

Wayzata Beach, 220 Grove Ln. E., Wayzata

Wychwood Beach, 4999 Brighton Blvd., Mound


Cedar Lake East Beach, 2000 Upton Ave. S.

Cedar Lake Point Beach, 2101 Cedar Lake Pkwy.

Cedar Lake South Beach, 3400 Cedar Lake Pkwy.

Lake Calhoun 32nd Street Beach, 3200 Calhoun Pkwy. E.

Lake Calhoun North Beach, 2707 Lake St. W.

Lake Calhoun Thomas Beach, 3700 Thomas Ave. S.

Lake Harriet North Beach, 4101 Lake Harriet Pkwy. E.

Lake Harriet Southeast Beach, 4740 Lake Harriet Pkwy. E.

Lake Hiawatha Beach, 4500 28th Ave. S.

Lake Nokomis 50th Street Beach, 5000 Lake Nokomis Pkwy. E.

Lake Nokomis Main Beach, 5001 Lake Nokomis Pkwy. W.

Wirth Lake Beach, 3200 Glenwood Ave.

Ramsey County

Lake Gervais County Park, 2420 Edgerton St., Little Canada

Lake McCarrons County Park, 1795 North Rice St., Roseville

Lake Owasso County Park, 370 North Owasso Blvd., Shoreview

Tony Schmidt Regional Park, 3500 Lake Johanna Blvd., Arden Hills

Turtle Lake County Park, 4979 Hodgson Rd., Shoreview

Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park, 4191 Snail Lake Blvd., Shoreview

White Bear Lake County Park, 5050 Lake Ave., White Bear Lake

St. Paul

Phalen Park Beach, 1400 Phalen Dr.

Fort Snelling State Park, Snelling Lake, 101 Snelling Lake Rd.

Scott County

Cleary Lake Regional Park, 18106 Texas Ave.,Prior Lake

Wright County

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve, 9831 Rebecca Park Tr., Rockford

Washington County

Square Lake Park, 15450 Square Lake Tr. N., Stillwater

Lake Elmo Park Reserve,1515 Keats Ave. N., Lake Elmo

Riverfront Park & Beach, Lake St. Croix Beach, St. Croix River, Riviera St., between 19th and 20th St.

Alice Lake, Scandia, William O’Brien State Park, Hwy. 95, Marine on St Croix

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