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With 12 beaches in the park system, you can find your own getaway not too far from home. Minneapolis beaches are located near other attractions, such as playgrounds, picnic areas and biking and walking paths.

  • Beaches open 6 am-10 pm daily
  • Busiest beaches have lifeguards on duty during peak use June 13 through late August 2014 as listed below
  • Lifeguard hours will extend through 8 pm if it is 85 degrees at 6 pm. Check current weather
  • Lifeguards may be off-duty due to inclement weather or when air temperature is below 65 degrees
  • Beach preparations (putting buoys out, sand raking) typically completed prior to Memorial Day weekend
  • Group use permits available at several beaches for birthday parties, other recreational swimming events for more than 10 people. Call 612-230-6400 for details. Group Use Application [PDF]

Beach Locations, Hours, and Amenities

Name

Lifeguarded
11am-7pm
Beach Status Floating Swimming Dock

Drinking Fountain

Pay Parking Lot Biking Path Walking Path Dressing Rooms Concessions Picnic Area Volleyball Court Fishing Dock Tot Lot / Playground

Cedar Point Beach
2100 Cedar Lake Pkwy

Thurs-Sun Status X X X X X            
Cedar South Beach
Cedar Lake Pkwy
Not Guarded
 
Status       X X            
East Cedar Beach
21st St. W and Upton Ave. S
Daily Status   X     X            
Lake Calhoun 32nd Beach
3200 E. Calhoun Pkwy.
Thurs-Sun Status       X X           X
Lake Calhoun North Beach
2710 W. Lake St.
Not Guarded
 
Status     X X X           X
Lake Calhoun Thomas Beach
Thomas Ave. S and West Calhoun Parkway
Daily Status X X X X X   X        
Lake Harriet North Beach
4101 Lake Harriet Pkwy E
Daily Status X     X X            
Lake Harriet Southeast Beach
4740 Lake Harriet Pkwy E
Not Guarded
 
Status   X   X X            
Lake Hiawatha Beach
4500 28th Ave. S
Not Guarded
 
Status       X X            
Lake Nokomis 50th Beach
5000 Nokomis Pkwy E
Thurs-Sun Status X     X X            
Lake Nokomis Main Beach*
5001 Lake Nokomis Pkwy W
Daily Status   X X X X X X X     X
Theodore Wirth Lake
3200 Glenwood Ave N.
Beach boardwalk
Daily Status X X   X X X   X X X X

*Open swim available for adults to swim outside buoy areas.

Keep Beaches and Lakes Healthy and Safe

We routinely test and monitor beaches throughout the swim season. Water quality data is updated online from early June through mid-August. View beach status, or call the Beach Hotline at 612-313-7713.

Follow posted beach rules and respect lifeguards and fellow beach users. View beach rules and tips.

View a Map of Beaches, Wading Pools, & Water Parks

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