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Warm Michigan beaches

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Warm Michigan beaches

Are any of the Michigan beaches REALLY warm in late July?

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1. Re: Warm Michigan beaches

The ambient temperature may be warm in July, but whether the water is warm enough for you will be a personal evaluation.

Hardy locals swim in July. If you are from Seattle, you aren't accustomed to bath tub Gulf of Mexico water temps and may be okay.

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Funny, we usually do go to Mexico or Florida. You are absolutely right about warm water beaches in WA. It never happens. Thanks for your info on MI beaches. I really didn't believe they were warm enough to swim in. What we are looking for is a warm beach less than a six hour drive out of Cincinnati (where we will already be congregated). Any ideas?

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Jan, are you living in Cincinnati? If not, was there a reason this was posted on the Cincinnati forum?

It's a question best asked on the Michigan forum here:

tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g28943-i319-Michig…

If you're congregating for a reunion, this thread, especially post 14, might interest you:

tripadvisor.com/…41220673

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is considered one of the most beautiful locations east of the Mississippi River. Lake Charlevoix, as it isn't one of the deep Great Lakes, may be over 75 degrees F. in late July, but check that out on the Charlevoix forum. It has a great DE who will help you out with any questions, if you're interested in that region of Michigan.

Lake Erie can get well over 75 degrees F. in early August, but the Great Lakes may be chilly this summer due to their cold, ice-covered winter.

Good planning!

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Funny, we usually do go to Mexico or Florida. You are absolutely right about warm water beaches in WA. It never happens. Thanks for your info on MI beaches. I really didn't believe they were warm enough to swim in. What we are looking for is a warm beach less than a six hour drive out of Cincinnati (where we will already be congregated). Any ideas?

Posted on Cinn forum cause that is our starting point. Thanks for the info and the link up. Jan

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5. Re: Warm Michigan beaches

Sleeping Bear Dunes and Petosky would be less than seven hours from Cincinnati.

Grand Haven, MI, would be within 6 hours, but again inquire on the Michigan forum about it and other possible beaches.

Lake Michigan surface temperatures likely would be over 70 degrees F. and maybe even 75 degrees F. by late July.

If interested in Lake Erie, start another thread. Would the family be interested in the Cedar Point/Sandusky area? You would only be one hour from the attractions of Cleveland on the east side of Sandusky. Lake Erie is warmer than Lake Michigan because it is further south and more shallow.

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6. Re: Warm Michigan beaches

Indeed, if you are starting in Cincinnati, where are you ending?

If you are driving somewhere in Michigan, you may want to visit Maumee Bay State Park. It is a nice and clean park with two beaches, one on Maumee Bay (Lake Erie), and one on a smaller inland lake.

http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/maumeebay

www.maumeebaystateparklodge.com/…

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