How would you like to explore the shoreline and shallows of Lake Superior with your canine companion? If it sounds like heaven on Earth to you, then you'll want to make the trip to Marquette's South Beach.
Found on the south side of Marquette, this is a long and wide stretch of sand that's perfect for families and their furry friends. Known as a great swimming spot for kids due to its calm, shallow water, South Beach gets plenty of two-legged visitors during the warmer months.
But it's down the southern end of the beach where dogs get the chance to run free, get wet and explore to their heart's content. A portion of sand at the southern end of South Beach is set aside as dog-friendly, and it's a pristine patch of beach that's well worth a visit for you and your canine pal.
The same characteristics that make this a wonderful beach for kids make it an excellent swimming spot for dogs, and your pooch will love dashing into and out of the shallow water at top speed. If you'd rather sit down and relax, you shouldn't have any trouble finding a spot on the sand to call your own.
Back near the main part of South Beach, you'll find a playground, restrooms, and a parking area. This section is also usually watched by a lifeguard on most summer days.
A gorgeous beach in a part of the world famous for its natural beauty, South Beach also offers plenty of opportunities to just sit back and take in some impressive scenery. If the clear horizon of Lake Superior isn't enough for you, there's always the option to turn your eyes towards Marquette's skyline or the city's southern hills. And when you're taking it all in with your dog by your side, it's pretty hard to beat.