2012 Guide to Macomb County Beaches and Pools
From hours to entrance fees, we've got a roundup of beaches you and your family can enjoy in Macomb County all summer long.
Lake St. Clair Metropark (formerly Metro Beach)
31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045
Hours: Park hours 6 a.m.-10 p.m. on weekdays, 6 a.m.-11 p.m. on weekends; Beach opens at 8 a.m.; pool opens at 11 a.m.
Facilities: 1,000 foot beach, Olympic-sized swimming pool with water slides, squirt zone
Entry Cost: $5 daily parking pass, $25 annual parking pass, $3 pool usage fee
Special Events: Fireworks on Monday, July 2, at 10 p.m. There is a $5 daily vehicle permit before 5 p.m.; $10 special event daily vehicle permit required after 5 p.m.; free admission with annual permit.
4300 Main Park Rd.
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; beaches open at 8 a.m.
Facilities: Two beaches, Baypoint and Eastwood; Rip Slide at Eastwood Beach
Entry Cost: $5 daily parking fee, $25 for an annual pass
Beach Information: For more information visit metroparks.com or call 586-781-4242.
Special Events: Fireworks on Sunday, July 1, at 10 p.m.There is a $5 daily vehicle permit before 5 p.m.; $10 special event daily vehicle permit required after 5 p.m.; free admission with annual permit.
Walter and Mary Burke Park (Downtown Waterfront Park)
36424 Front St.
New Baltimore, MI, 48047
Hours: 8 a.m.- dusk
Facilities: Beach, fishing is allowed in designated areas.
Entry Cost: Parking is free, as well as any facilities
Beach Information: For more information about the beach or closures, call 586-725-0291 or visit http://www.cityofnewbaltimore.org/recreation.asp.
Special Events: All summer there will be various yoga, zumba, and workout classes available.
20699 Macomb Dr.
Macomb, MI, 48042
Hours: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; times vary for individual facilities
Facilities: Water slide, lap pool, lazy river, log roll, hot tub, children's spraygroud
Entry Cost: All-day passes can be purchased for $5 by residents and $10 by non-residents. Children under 3 are free. The all-day pass buys access to all areas of the rec center and can be used for multiple same-day visits.