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Beach - Resorts and Lodges in Minnesota
Just because you won’t find an ocean on the border of Minnesota does not mean you won’t be able to enjoy a beach getaway when you head to the Midwest. On the contrary, Minnesota has more than 10,000 lakes providing hundreds of thousands of miles of pristine beachfront, perfect for your next vacation. Sink your toes into the sand along the shoreline of Lake Superior, or head to central Minnesota and experience the state’s second largest body of water, Mille Lacs Lake. If you are really looking for a special beach experience, head up to the Boundary Waters and find your own private island and beachfront to enjoy during your stay.
Lost Lake Lodge is a true beach getaway -- a long stretch of sand, comfortable chairs and umbrellas, a wooded backdrop and utter privacy. Lose yourself on Lost Lake, where the non-motorized atmosphere will remind you of what a beach vacation really is. Kick back and enjoy a Minnesota lakes retreat at its finest!
What's more relaxing than a day at the beach? At Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, the answer is, "absolutely nothing." With beautiful Bay Lake just steps away from your accommodation, you don't have to worry about finding your way to the beach. Whether you want to take a dip and splash around, or simply sink into the sand and perfect that tan, that dreamy...
With over 2,400 feet of shoreline and a private sand beach, you have the ultimate access to fun on the water when you stay a Wilderness Resort Villas. Most of the cabin units at the resort are a short walk from the beach, making them the perfect outpost for outdoor lovers. Spend the day soaking up the sun or splashing around in the crystal clear...
Spend your day on the shore of Howard Lake with Moore Springs Resort. With 1,100 feet of sandy shore, you're sure to have a great time splashing in the lake and building sandcastles. Or, rent one of the resort's pontoon boats and explore the waters with the family!
When you stay at Bear Paw Resort you'll have access to not one, but two beaches! They're the perfect place to slow down, relax, and enjoy the peacefulness of the Minnesota Northwoods. Whether you want to build sandcastles, work on your tan, or splash around in the water, this is a part of Bear Paw Resort that's not to be missed!
A highlight of Half Moon Trail Resort is its inviting sandy beach. Toss in a fishing line from the dock, take out a paddle boat, or go for a swim on Minnesota's crystal clear Boot Lake. The beach offers many traditional activities that are sure to bring your family some well deserved quality time.
You'll have the best time this summer on the sandy beach at Isle O' Dreams! Bad Axe Lake is incredibly calm and perfect for canoeing or a paddle boat ride. The canoes and paddle boats are for your use, free of charge. Enjoy summer sun, enticing beach activities, and the clear waters of Bad Axe Lake!
Just outside your door awaits the powdery sands of the onsite beach! Overlooking the shimmering shores of Bay Lake, there's a wealth of water-fueled activities at your fingertips. Dive in for a refreshing swim, canoe or kayak the crystal blue shores, and explore the lake on a pontoon. If you'd prefer to stay dry, catch a tan on the beach, build...
Located on Birch Lake, Timber Bay Lodge & Houseboats offers you the perfect lakeside beach vacation! Here, you can indulge in a variety of great water activities, whether it's swimming, fishing, or jet-skiing. Or, for a more relaxing stay, simply lounge out on the beach work on that sand castle and soak up the sun!
Staying at River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. puts you in the midst of the beautiful Minnesota North Woods. And one of the best way to enjoy the area is by simply lounging on the beach and working on your tan, taking in the sunshine and taking in the view. You can also dive into the lake if you want too! It's just one more reason to head to...
Located on the gorgeous shores of Green Lake, Spicer Castle Inn is the perfect place for a beach vacation. Take in the beautiful views as you lounge on the sand, or build sandcastles with the kids. Make a splash in the cool water on a hot day! Or enjoy the view of shore aboard the Spicer Castle Belle during a dinner cruise!
The rocky shores of Lake Superior are hosts to numerous State Parks open for happy campers all summer long. Visit Gooseberry, Temperance, and more! The shaded northwoods and cold, open air of Lake Superior offer some of the best scenic views in the north. It's the perfect beachside getaway you've been looking for!
One of the many gems of Rainy Lake is its abundance of secluded, sandy shores. Take on the open waters with your luxurious houseboat rental and dock near the sun-warmed sands of a secluded cove. With 345 square miles of water to explore, you're sure to find your own private beach where you can stretch out and relax.
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Towering pines, rolling grasslands, and pristine lakes highlight Minnesota's Northwoods. Reconnect with nature in this idyllic setting, which showcases unique wildlife wandering through the forest.... more
Located about two-and-a-half hours northwest of the Twin Cities metro, Otter Tail County is one of Minnesota's premier family vacation destinations. Home to more than 1,000 lakes and streams, or ten... more