Open mid- to late-June through late August
Enjoy sun, sand, and surf at the Lake Michigan beaches of the Milwaukee County Park System. Seven beaches have water-quality monitoring; however, lifeguards are on duty at Bradford Beach only.
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We strongly advise against bringing inflatables into the water, and at Bradford Beach, inflatables are not allowed during guarded hours. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices are allowed at all beaches.
|Lake Michigan Beaches
Beach & Pool Information: (414) 257-7230
For everyone’s safety and enjoyment of the beaches:
- NO dogs on the beach (exception: service dogs)
- Swim only in designated areas.
- Wear appropriate bathing attire.
- Bring only plastic bottles/cups and aluminum cans – NO glassware.
- NO carry-in alcoholic beverages
- NO smoking within 30 feet of bathhouse
- NO grilling, firepits, or bonfires on the beach
- NO swimming when the beach is closed (10pm to 4:30am)
|Bradford, 2400 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Bradford Beach has . . .
Blue Wave Certification
Visit Milwaukee's most popular beach for swimming and sunbathing.
The beach is scheduled to be guarded at the following times:
June 15-Aug. 18, 2013, 7 days a week, 11am - 5pm
Please check back for additional hours.
Amenities: sand volleyball courts, a bathhouse, and two concession buildings.
For information on programs, visit bradfordbeachjam.com (external link)
Note: In addition to the rules above, during guarded hours, inflatables are not allowed in the water
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Amenities: nearby picnic areas
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Amenities: unreserved picnic areas
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Amenities in the lower level of the pavilion: wheelchair-accessible restrooms, concessions
Concessions Hours (Memorial Day Weekend–Labor Day Weekend):
Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. -7 p.m.
Memorial Day and Labor Day, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Questions? Contact Us
Milwaukee County Parks Aquatics Office
9480 Watertown Plank Rd., Wauwatosa, WI 53226
24-hr Pool Hotline (414) 257-8098
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