Summertime in the Upper Peninsula is best spent outdoors. Whether you want a site seeing adventure or relaxing day at the beach there is something for everyone. But today, let’s focus on a day spent at the beach. Here is a guide to three beaches around Sault Ste. Marie that are perfect for any beach lover.

Big Pine Picnic Area

The first beach on our list is Big Pine Picnic Area in Brimley. Located about 40 minutes from downtown Sault Ste. Marie, it is the perfect beach if you are interested in getting out of town for the day. This beach is secluded, so if you are interested in peace and quiet, it is the perfect place for you. Take a nice long walk along the beach and pick some of your favorite rocks! The beach is also free to enjoy for everyone.

Sherman Park

The next beach on the list is Sherman Park. This beach has more to offer than just beach! About a 10 minute drive from downtown Sault Ste. Marie will get you to this park perfect for a day spent at the beach. Sherman Park is free to enter and offers plenty of amenities including a bathroom, beach volleyball net, basketball hoop, a pavilion and charcoal grills for cooking out.
Relaxing on the beach will get you a close-up view of the ships as well as a beautiful spot to watch the sun set.

Brimley State Park

The last beach on our list brings us back out to Brimley, just 15 minutes from Sault Ste. Maire. Brimley State Park gives visitors access to the full beach front of Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior. If you have a boat, no worries! There is a launch that provides access to the water, which will give you fun to last for hours. If you have a Michigan Recreation Passport, you can get in for free. If not, you can purchase one at the gate which will give you access to any state park!

Spending a day at the beach is the perfect way to unwind from the business of everyday life and Sault Ste. Marie has the perfect locations for that! If you spend a day at one of beaches that The Soo and surrounding area has to offer, be sure to share it with us with #ilovethesoo on your social media. We would love to see how you decide to spend a day at the beach! For more Sault Ste. Marie fun, follow us on FacebookInstagramPinterest and Twitter.

Guest writer Hope Anderson contributed to this blog