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Minneapolis Beaches (Image courtesy MPRB)
Bde Maka Ska, 32nd Street Beach, 3200 E Bde Maka Ska Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Bde Maka Ska North Beach, 2707 Lake Street W., Minneapolis, MN 55416
Bde Maka Ska Thomas Beach, 3700 Thomas Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55410
Cedar Lake East Beach, 2000 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55405
Cedar Lake Point Beach, 2101 Cedar Lake Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Cedar Lake South Beach, 3500 Cedar Lake Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Lake Harriet North Beach, 4180 East Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Lake Harriet Southeast Beach, 4740 Lake Harriet Parkway E., Minneapolis, MN 55417
Lake Hiawatha Beach, 4500 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55406
Lake Hiawatha Beach, 4500 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55406
Lake Nokomis 50th Street Beach, 5000 Lake Nokomis Parkway E., Minneapolis, MN 55417
Lake Nokomis Main Beach, 5001 Lake Nokomis Parkway W., Minneapolis, MN 55417
Wirth Lake Beach, 3200 Glenwood Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55405
Admission: $0.00
Some Beaches have Pay Lots: Parking prices range from 75 cents to $1.50 per hour.
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tue. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wed. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thu. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Fri. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sat. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sun. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
See below for lifeguard hours.

The twelve Minneapolis beaches where the public can swim are located at the following six parks: Bde Maka Ska/Calhoun, Cedar Lake, Lake Harriet, Lake Hiawatha, Lake Nokomis and Theodore Wirth Park.

Lifeguards are employed at six of the twelve beaches during peak use, but beaches are open during regular park hours regardless of whether lifeguards are on duty. During unguarded times, swimmers use the beaches at their own risk and parents are always encouraged to monitor their children.

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Minneapolis Beaches with Lifeguards

Minneapolis Beaches

Lifeguard duty runs from early June through late August and the lifeguards are on duty from noon to 7:00 p.m. daily at the following beaches:

  • East Cedar Lake Beach
  • Lake Harriet North Beach
  • Bde Maka Ska Thomas Beach
  • Lake Nokomis Main Beach
  • Theodore Wirth Lake Beach

Beaches in Minneapolis without Lifeguards

Lifeguards are not provided at these beaches, but the public can swim during open park hours at their own risk:

  • Cedar Lake South Beach
  • Bde Maka Ska  North Beach
  • Lake Harriet Southeast Beach
  • Lake Hiawatha Beaches
  • Lake Calhoun 32nd Street Beach
  • Lake Nokomis 50th Street Beach
  • Cedar Lake Point Beach

Map of Beaches in Minneapolis

See the map below to locate beaches:

Minneapolis Beach Closures – Water Quality

Minneapolis monitors the water quality at beaches and close when bacteria levels rise too high. Signs will be posted at these times. However, if you want to save a trip, you can check water quality levels at this site.

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