Dunbar Beach at Indiana Dunes National Park

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Parking and Hours

Dunbar Beach

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SPACES
24 Total
0 Oversized
Dunbar Beach parking lot is paved and has facilities located within the parking lot.
Fee
There are no entrance or expanded amenity fees.
Cost: $0.00
Standard Hours
Sun: From 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Mon: From 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Tue: From 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Wed: From 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Thu: From 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Fri: From 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sat: From 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM

During the peak season (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend) the parking lot can fill up quickly.

Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 2
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 1
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 2
Total number of spaces: 24
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
The parking lot is paved and the facilities are accessible. The parking lot is on top of a hill and there are steps down to the beach.
 
 

Getting There

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

Need to Know
  • Facilities – Seasonal restrooms and potable water.
  • Prohibited – Glass and fires on the beach, littering.
  • Prohibited – Removing plants, rocks, shells, and fossils.
  • Parking lot is paved and can fill up quickly on summer weekends.
  • Parking lot is the site of a former homesite.
  • There is a picnic table at the parking lot.

Safety

  • Please stay on the trail and respect closed area signs. Going off trail damages fragile habitat.
  • Ticks are present year-round. Take precautionary measures to prevent bites.
  • Poison ivy can be present on the edges of the parking lot and on the trails to the beach.
  • In case of an emergency or to report a crime, call 1-800-PARK-TIP.

Accessibility

  • The picnic table and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. The beach is not wheelchair accessible. There is a very good view of Lake Michigan from the parking lot.


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 (no permit required).
Nearby Beaches

Last updated: November 2, 2020

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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