A day on the beach. The sound of waves rolling in off Lake Michigan, the smell of freshwater, the caress of the warm sun and the cool water against your skin. At night, there are sunsets over the glittering horizon and bonfires along the shore. Is this Michigan or is it Malibu?
It's Michigan, of course. There's no salt -- and no sharks -- in that water! But everything else about dipping your toes in the sand makes you want to linger for hours to soak it all in. Time for building sandcastles, for making a splash and for watching the dreamy sunsets. Take a look at beach locations around the area and be sure to read these top tips for water safety from Munson Heathcare.