20 beaches that are under a three-hour drive from Detroit


Despite all our rage, we're still just rats in a cage — and we're breaking out, baby. Pale skin? No problem! Hairy legs? Let them breathe! No beach bod? Um, excuse us but aren't all bods beach bods as long as they're at the beach? That's what we thought. Bask and splash at some of these incredible — and incredibly local — beaches and waterfront parks.

Just because some of our restrictions have loosened up state-wide doesn't mean we should overwhelm some of Michigan's most beautiful beaches and hidden natural getaways. Keep in mind that some of these state parks and beachfronts have restricted access to camping, lodging, restrooms, and other amenities. However, state park recreation areas, trails, boating access sites, forests, and other public land remain, well, public. These spots may also have their own staff to better assist you and your family in having the safest possible outing, so feel free to give them a shout (from six feet away, duh) if you're worried.

Other than that, get your feet wet. You, er, we, deserve it