It's not even officially summer in Michigan, yet we're already seeing beach closures and contamination advisories due to high bacteria levels.

With over 1,000 beaches in the state, Michigan offers plenty of opportunities for fun in the sun. However, some beaches frequently face closures or contamination warnings. Check out the list below of Michigan beaches currently closed or under advisory.

  • Arenac County - Whites Beach, Arenac County Park, Hammel Beach Road Access, Twining Road Beach, and Singing Bridge Beach. All five beaches have been closed since May 30. This list was updated below.
  • Bay County - Bay City State Recreation Area has been closed since June 4.

According to WNEM, the source of the bacteria for all the beaches is unknown.

Those aren't the only beaches closed in Michigan. According to the Michigan BeachGuard System, seven other Michigan beaches are either closed or under a contamination advisory including the following:

We also included beaches that were previously closed but are now open.

  • Arenac County (Saginaw Bay - Lake Huron) - Hammel Beach Road Access, Twinning Road Beach, and Singing Bridge Beach - [ NEW UPDATE] Now Open
  • Gladwin County (Ross Lake) - Beaverton City Park - [UPDATE] Now Open
  • Menominee County (Lake Michigan) - Henes Park - Closed
  • Isabella County (Coldwater Lake) - Coldwater Park [UPDATE] Now Open
  • Macomb County (Lake St. Clair) - St. Clair Shores Memorial Park Beach - Contamination Advisory

This list was made on 6/5/23. You may want to return to the Michigan BeachGuard System to see if one of the above beaches is your preferred destination. You never know, it could be open.

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