Place

Miners Beach

Miners Beach with the cliffs in the distance.
Miners Beach facing east

NPS photo

Quick Facts

Beach/Water Access, Benches/Seating, Canoe/Kayak/Small Boat Launch, Grill, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Pets Allowed, Picnic Table, Recycling, Restroom - Seasonal, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trash/Litter Receptacles

Miners Beach is a beautiful, nearly mile-long stretch of sand and some rocks with the main parking area at the west end (with access to Miners River) and a small parking area at the east end. From the west end a boardwalk leads from the parking lot through the jack pine forest and picnic area to a small platform overlooking the beach. Wheelchairs can take this boardwalk to the viewing platform. From here you can see a panoramic view of Lake Superior, as well as Bridalveil Falls flowing down one of the high cliffs to the east. A main staircase leads down to the sand. There are two other staircases to the beach, one at the east end and one farther west. Leashed pets allowed.

Walking the beach to the left (west) about 1/4 mile will take you to where Miners River flows into Lake Superior. This is an especially scenic spot, with the forested slope of the Miners Castle cliff towering above the river mouth. Small, picturesque Elliot Falls is located at the beach's far eastern end, where the beach meets the cliff. 

Small boats can be carried from both parking lots to the beach. Be aware this requires use of a staircase.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Last updated: November 29, 2022