Dunbar Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Getting There

Dunbar Beach Parking Lot
Intersection of Dunbar Avenue and Lake Front Drive, Beverly Shores, IN 46301.

GPS Coordinates
41.683551, -87.002856 (Decimal Degrees).

Need to Know
  • Open daily from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Free (no access fee).
  • The removal of rocks, shells, and fossils is strictly prohibited.
  • Pets are permitted on a leash (6' or shorter).
  • Alcohol is permitted when used responsibly.
  • Glass containers are prohibited on all beaches.
  • Seasonal restrooms and potable water from early April through mid-November.
  • Parking lot has 26 spots and will fill up quickly on summer weekends.
  • Parking lot is the site of a former homesite.
Visitor Activities
  • Swimming. No lifeguards. Swim at your own risk; rip currents and waves can make swimming hazardous.
  • Walk past five historic homes from the 1933 Century of Progress World's Fair, which are located just to the east along Lake Front Drive.
  • Smelt fishing in the spring (permit required).
Nearby Beaches

Last updated: July 6, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304

Phone:

(219) 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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