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Dunbar Beach

Lakefront Drive
Beverly Shores, IN 46301
Phone: (219) 395-1882


Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on May 23, 2020, the public can call 219-395-1003 to get recorded information on available parking at Indiana Dunes National Park beaches and the nearby Indiana Dunes State Park. For the latest status of the National Park, click here.

National Park ServicePart of the Indiana Dunes National Park.

Swimming permitted, no lifeguards on duty. Swim at your own risk. 

Dunbar Beach does not have lifeguards. Learn how to enjoy Lake Michigan safely here and always check the National Weather Service forecast for dangerous lake conditions. Rip currents and waves can make swimming hazardous. 

Smelt fishing in the spring (no permit required).

Hours: 6 am to 11 pm, daily.

Fee: Free

Amenities: Parking available for 26 for vehicles. Pets are permitted on a leash (6' or shorter). Alcohol permitted when used responsibly. Glass containers are prohibited on all beaches. Seasonal restrooms and portable water available from early April through mid-November.

After a day at the beach, walk to the five historic homes from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair Century of Progress. See the vibrant pink Florida Tropical House and the futuristic House of Tomorrow as you walk along Lake Front Drive.

1. Take U.S. Route 12 east to State Road 49 for 3 miles.
2. Turn left at E State Park Road.
3. Turn right on Lake Front Drive.