It’s always a treat to find an enchanting beach where dogs are free to be in a blissful setting of sun and surf. Take the trek to the southern end of Kirk Park Beach, a covert piece of paradise on Michigan Lake, for fun times with your pooch.
The area where woofers go pooch-paddling is fenced off making it a secure space for your Bulldog, Corgi, or Papillion to go off-leash and play in the water and sand.
Litter bags are provided at the entrance to keep this beach in tip-top condition plus it’s appreciated if all dog guardians inspire an ambiance of good-doggy behavior. This way everyone gets to enjoy a dog-beach where mutual respect invites all to have the best day out.
Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May 15 to September 30th during the hours of 9 am and 6 pm. Any other time of the year, dog owners can take their fabulous fur-babies to the beach, whenever the mood takes them.
Walking from the parking lot to the beach, your woofer will need to be on a leash, no less than 10 feet in length. Respecting the simple rules will keep this paw-mazing dog beach open for all to enjoy.
There are 500 feet of beach space just for dogs and no shelter from the suns harsh rays. It's recommended you pack an umbrella or pop-up tent to protect your pooch. The backdrop to the beach is a relatively steep gradient with dunes and pops of greenery. Over at Kirk Park, you'll find updated restrooms with a shower.to wash off the sand.
This nature’s gift boasts 60 acres of picnic tables, kids play area and a path that leads to a look-out, showcasing some of the best views of Lake Michigan. The hike from the parking lot to the beach is around a quarter of a mile and there are steps flowing down to the beach which could make it difficult to bring strollers or wheelchairs.
Parking is free and visitors can look forward to a dog-zone of euphoric fun at Kirk Park beach where owners and woofers are welcome!