Michigan has no shortage of beautiful beaches and the state’s rustic Upper Peninsula is no exception. From hidden sand dunes to forested lakeshores strewn with precious stones, the UP has it all. The peninsula separates Lake Michigan and Lake Huron from Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world.
On the Lake Michigan side, water temperatures often reach a comfortable 70 degrees from July to September. On the colder, deeper, and more northern coast of Lake Superior, the water barely tops 65 degrees in the summer. Most of the peninsula’s beaches offer fewer amenities than their counterparts in the lower mitten.