Plan your trip to 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.
Featured Beach Resorts and Lodges in Minnesota
South Pier Inn offers its own 400 feet of private shoreline along Lake Superior! The refreshing beachfront setting is everything you need to relax and have fun on your Minnesota vacation. Enjoy the views from your balcony, or step out for a day of windsurfing and sailing on the waters. Or take it easy and build sandcastles on the shore with the...
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!
Spend a day playing on the soft sandy beach at Brindley's Harbor Resort. With over 1,300 feet of shoreline along beautiful Leech Lake, this is truly the perfect place to relax, have fun and take it all in. Build a sandcastle with the kids, go swimming in the lake, or just lounge out on the shores and soak up the sun. Don't miss a chance to enjoy...
Much of the fun at Dickerson's begins on the 450-foot sandy beach, perfect for a Minnesota family getaway or a relaxing beach escape. Complimentary inner tubes, hydro-bikes, kayaks, and paddle boats help you enjoy this Lake Florida beach to the fullest. Make Dickerson's your next Minnesota beach getaway!
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, taking in the sunshine and taking in the view. You can also dive into the lake if you want too!
Tamarack is a classic Minnesota beach vacation: a cabin with lake views and access to two beautiful beaches. Burntside Lake is clear, clean, and pristine, and the beach areas follow suit. Build sandcastles, lounge on the shores, or grab a boat for a day of water activities!
Ludlow's Island Resort's floating "iceberg" climbing rock is a favorite for all ages. Spin in the tubular slide and exit with a big splash. Quietly paddle a kayak or canoe. Peddle a paddleboat or hydrobike around the island. Design a sandcastle or read a book on our sundeck. Find action or tranquility – the ultimate escape awaits you.
At Lakecrest Resort you'll find a 500 foot sandy beach along the shores of beautiful Long Lake. Here, you can truly escape the hustle-bustle of the cities and unwind in a refreshing environment where there's plenty to do in the waters and on the sand. Their beach has something for everyone, with a swimming area with sunbathing raft and slide,...
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.
Minnesota Top List Picks
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