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City Beach


Per City Ordinance 180, animals are not allowed on the City beach or City parks. 

Parking fees begin Memorial Day weekend. Sunsets and sunrises are still free.

Pay to Park is enforced between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM. 

Parking fees are $5 for 3 hours, $12 for the day. 

Pay with a credit card at one of the two kiosks located at the entrance or near the beach warning flags. The Passport Parking app is available at Apple App Store or Google Play Store. 

The website is www.passportparking.com  


Third Coast Surf Shop offers rentals and lessons for kayaks and paddleboards at the City Beach, between the parking lot and the breakwater.

City Beach Kayak Concession

Please see the City's Water Trails page for information on paddling the Galien River and Lake Michigan.