Rankings » Overall

These are overall, relative rankings and account for each beach’s ranking as a day-trip beach as well as a weekend/camping beach. So beaches that don’t offer camping are at a disadvantage. I explain this to justify these rankings, as some people will surely disagree otherwise.

  1. Mouth of the Huron
  2. Black River
  3. Grand Marais
  4. Two Hearted River
  5. Miners Castle and Beach
  6. Presque Isle River
  7. McLain State Park
  8. Big Traverse Bay
  9. AuTrain
  10. Misery Bay
  11. Log Slide – Grand Sable Dunes
  12. Whitefish Point
  13. Union Bay
  14. Hurricane River
  15. Brimley State Park
  16. Great Sand Bay
  17. Hancock Beach
  18. Seven Mile Point
  19. Agate Beach
  20. Twelve Mile Beach
  21. Ontonagon – Son of a Beach
  22. Lake Superior Campground
  23. East Portage Entry
  24. West Portage Entry
  25. Firesteel River
  26. Sand Point
  27. Muskallonge Lake State Park
  28. Calumet Waterworks
  29. Montreal River
  30. South Beach Park
  31. Little Girl’s Point
  32. Hunter’s Point
  33. Sand Point Beach
  34. Some Beach – Little Presque Isle
  35. Shiras Park
  36. Eagle River
  37. Sand Point
  38. Green Park
  39. Bay Mills – The Mission
  40. Baraga – Head of the Bay
  41. Bete Gris
  42. Eagle Harbor
  43. Houghton Breakers
  44. Whitefish Marina
  45. Five Mile Point
  46. Presque Isle – Black Rocks Cliff
  47. Gordon Roadside Park
  48. Tahquamenon Bay
  49. Pendills Bay
  50. Freda
  51. Halfaday Creek
  52. PT Abbaye
  53. Chassell Waterfront Park
  54. Second Sand Beach
  55. Gratiot River Park
  56. Big Iron River
  57. Four Mile Rock
  58. Hot Pond Beach
  59. First Sand Beach
  60. Gay Beach
  61. Little Presque Isle Beach
  62. Tamarack Waterworks
  63. Christmas




3 responses to “Rankings » Overall

  1. Cindi says:

    Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to make this into a website. We’ve visited most of the notable beaches and then some. There are still a few that we need to see (mainly in the Little Presque Isle area) and many that we will return to over and over again. I’d rank them a little differently, but it’s all based on experience! 🙂 Anyway, I enjoyed leafing through your ranking and based on that will probably change my summer camping plans (i.e. Muskellonge SP doesn’t look as inviting as I’d imagined it).

    Here’s how I’d rank my top ten:

    1. 12 mile beach (as entered through the Beaver Lake Campground)
    2. Chapel beach
    3. Au Train Beach
    4. Miner’s beach
    5. Hunter’s Point
    6. Wetmore Landing (Marquette)
    7. Presque Isle
    8. Log Slide
    9. Agate Beach
    10. Hurricane River
    11. Whitefish Point (this is at the top for our birding habit, of course)

    My kids would include Little Girl’s Point because they love to hunt agates.

    Thanks again for all your work here!

    Cindi

  2. Dan says:

    I don’t see White City on your list of top beaches… It is definitely a top 5 beach. Nice list other than that.

  3. Terry says:

    Hello from another U.P. wanderer! I enjoyed reading about your beach travels. I have been to many of the ones on your list. I wondered why you didn’t mention Chapel Beach and Mosquito Beach. 2 of my favorites!





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