Hours: 6am to 10pm.
Fees: $2 weekdays, $5 weekends.
Lot capacity: Plenty of parking.
Amenities: Boat launch, fishing access, concessions, restrooms,lifeguard, picnic shelters, wheelchair access.
Historical sites: Michigan City Lighthouse anchors the west side of the beach. Strolling along (and fishing from) the boardwalk is a favorite activity.
Notes: Great family beach. There is a 7-acre zoo across the street. Amenities: Two playgrounds, six tennis courts, skateboarding
Directions: From U.S. 12, make a left at Pine Street. Cross Washington Park Bridge and follow road into park.