There is a beach hazard statement from the National Weather Service from Tuesday morning, September 21 through Thursday evening, September 23, 2021. Expect high waves and dangerous currents at Lake Michigan beaches. Remain out of the water to avoid dangerous swimming conditions and do not venture out onto piers, jetties, breakwalls or other shoreline structures.

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Visit Miller Beach

Miller Beach, a neighborhood of Gary, IN 46403


Come and Visit Miller Beach, the secret little beach town where the Indiana Dunes National Park begins! Walk out onto five and a half miles of continuous public beaches, buffered by the gorgeous natural dunes that protect our shore.

Hundreds of lakefront beach parking spots available at public lots at Lake Street & Marquette Park, and also Wells Street Beach during their summer concession months. Indiana Dunes National Park's Miller Woods borders us on the west and West Beach borders us on the east. We are the eco-friendly, nature-filled neighborhood of Gary, Indiana at the southernmost point of Lake Michigan!

Creating special memories here is easy - we're the home to restaurants and bars such as 18th Street Brewery, Miller Pizza, Vibrations Juice Bar, Anna's Kombucha Cafe, Beach Cafe, Captain's House, and Tequila and Tacos. Enjoy our one-of-a-kind boutiques, like Indie Indie Bang Bang, Adele's Beach Boutique and Miller School Shops, a collection of vintage and artist booths in one of our historic school buildings. No cookie cutter experiences here! Discover special finds that you'll treasure long after you return home.

Miller Beach Arts and Creative District hosts music events, artists talks, and gallery showings. Weekly open mics and comedy shows make for a great date night at D Performance Comedy. Live music is featured at many eateries during the summer especially on First Fridays. Relax at Wednesdays at Wells Street Beach during the summer, by watching the sun set over the Chicago skyline with live music and delicious food.

Walk, bicycle, or roll on over 20 miles of trails that connect all of our special places: our historic downtown, including many paved trail miles that wind thru the Indiana Dunes, past Lake Michigan beaches, historic architecture, and connect to our downtown and the Miller South Shore Railroad Station. The National Park Services runs a free summer weekend Dune Buggy with stops at beaches, downtown, and their Paul H. Douglas Center, where you can join a ranger-led hike or enjoy exhibits.

Enjoy our friendly small town experience by staying in one of our many Airbnb beach houses. Then walk to the family-friendly/dog-friendly beaches, where you can pull in a boat or jet ski to enjoy the shore.

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