Why Racine North Beach Park for vacation?
There’s a reason why North Beach Park in Racine, Wisconsin was rated as one of the top summer destinations in Midwest Living. This Lake Michigan oasis is an awesome family-friendly destination for summer 2016. Live music, volleyball courts, and the Kids Cove playground are sure to keep everyone in the family entertained. With its 1.2 miles of sun-dyed shores and Certified Blue Wave clean beach waters, there are plenty of places to picnic for the day and enjoy the summer sun at Racine.
When does North Beach Park open?
Racine North Beach Park opens the first week of June and closes Labor Day Weekend. Lifeguards are on duty every day from 10am – 6pm.
How to visit Racine?
Racine is about a 45-minute drive south from Milwaukee and about a 2-hour trip East from Madison. Expect some delays this summer traveling from Madison – there is extensive roadwork on 1-94E and many other families have the same idea traveling to Wisconsin Lake Michigan this summer. Check Google Maps before departing (they give great traffic and roadwork construction updates)!
Parking around Racine North Beach is free.
What to bring for snacks?
Beachside Oasis is a popular snack shop along the beach. This can get quite expensive. We recommend stocking up before your trip to Ravine and double-down on some snacks.
Here are some of our recommendations:
What to bring for lunch and dinner?
There are a number of good restaurants in the Racine North Beach area, but again, they are pricey and wait times during the summer are sure to kill a relaxing beach vibe when your kids are tugging at your shirt asking when they can eat.
We recommend saving yourself the trouble and choose grilling for dinner. While fires and grills are not permitted on the beach itself, there is a nice section west of the beach where grills are permitted. This is where the Kids Cove playground is situated, so the kids have something to do when you are busy enjoying some me-time at the grill.