beaches/fun in the sun No summer is complete without days and nights spent at the beach. Shanty Creek Resorts sits in the middle of the Chain of Lakes region, which is filled with beaches that range from hideaway spots to places to see and be seen. Picnic areas, volleyball nets, swim areas abound. Make it a beach day!
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Richardi Park, Bellaire Sandy swimming area, grills, picnic tables, a pavillion, ice cream cones and other summer treats are close at hand in downtown Bellaire. Located at the north end of the village of Bellaire, just 3.5 miles from Shanty Creek.
Noteware’s Landing, Bellaire Richardi Park, Bellaire Dockside Beach, Clam River Alden Ball Diamond, Alden Thurston Park, Central Lake DNR Access, Eastport William E. Good Day Park, Eastport Barnes Park Campground, Eastport Elk Rapids Public Beach, Elk Rapids
Dockside Beach, Clam River Sandy and shallow on beautiful Torch Lake, this relatively small beach is also close to boat and jet ski rentals, and close to food, beverage and water related retail establishments. Next to The Dockside where Clam River meets Torch Lake, only 9 miles from Shanty Creek.
St. Clair Lake Ellsworth
Alden Ball Diamond, Alden Another great Torch Lake swimming spot, located at the Little League Ball Park just south of Alden. Parking, restrooms, grills and picnic tables, plus shopping close by in the town of Alden. 12 miles from Shanty Creek.
Ellsworth Lake Six Mile Lake
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William E. Good Day Park, Eastport Offers a swimming/wading beach, boat launch, picnic tables, grills, restrooms and play structure on Torch Lake. South of Eastport off of US-31. Within 20 miles of Shanty Creek.
Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor 9 Elk Rapids
Thurston Park, Central Lake Great swimming in Intermediate Lake, pavillion and grills. Located just steps from the town of Central Lake, 11.5 miles north up M-88 from Shanty Creek. DNR Access, Eastport Large sandy beach on Torch Lake with a boat launch, picnic tables, pit toilets and ample parking. Just east of the M-88/US-31 intersection; 17 miles from Shanty Creek.
Noteware’s Landing, Bellaire The closest water access to Shanty Creek, Noteware’s has parking, restrooms, and great access to beautiful Lake Bellaire. Just north of North Lakes Rd. on Paradise Lane, only 2.5 miles from Shanty Creek. Shuttle service available upon request.
Barnes Park Campground, Eastport Almost a quarter mile of sandy Lake Michigan beach, hiking trails and two pavillions. Located 18 miles northwest of Shanty Creek, take M-88 north to US-31. No entrance fee. 231-599-2712 for information. Elk Rapids Public Beach, Elk Rapids Located at the end of River Street, this public beach offers a large sandy beach on the shores of Lake Michigan. Public restrooms with changing areas, picnic tables, grills, and a large grassy area for games, plus close proximity to downtown, make this a great beach. 26.5 miles from Shanty Creek.
Michigan’s Favorite Resort. Again.