Best Livingston County Beach Spots

August 29, 2019

The warm weather is here and the best place to enjoy it is at the beach! Livingston County has 184 lakes and 13 public beaches. Check out some of our favorites!

Scofield Park

Howell’s Scofield Park is a great place to spend the afternoon taking a walk, having a picnic, or enjoying the beach at Thompson Lake. The park has a $10 gate fee, but it’s worth it! After a nice walk downtown, enjoy a peaceful afternoon at the beach with your family.


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Brighton Recreation Area

Brighton Recreation Area provides 4,947 acres of recreation for park visitors to use, but one of it’s most popular features is Jump Island! Parents and kids will both love the inflatable obstacle course and water park experience located in the middle of Bishop Lake! Click here for height requirements and reservations.



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Island Lake State Recreation Area

Island Lake Recreation Area is a 4,000-acre park that offers an “up north” experience with lots of outdoor recreation opportunities. The park features two beaches for visitors to enjoy. One is at Kent Lake and one is at Spring Mill Pond, offering more than 100 feet of sandy beach to enjoy all summer long!


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Kensington Metropark

Kensington Metropark offers tons of opportunity to splash around! Spend a day at Martindale Beach or Maple Beach, or hit the Splash Pad! These water activities are sure to be fun for the whole family, so pack a picnic and lots of sunscreen!



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Pinckney State Recreation Area

This park can keep you busy for days with bike trails, hiking, and two beaches with public access. Take a dip in Silver and Half Moon Lake to cool down on a hot summer day.


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Livingston County is home to 184 lakes! Though not all are public and not all have beach access, there are tons of opportunities to enjoy the water. Dunham Lake, Strawberry Lake, Bennett Lake, and Lake Chemung are local favorites, among others. Which lake is your favorite? Remember to tag #LoveLivCo on your visits so we can see the county through your eyes!

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Scofield Park

City Park, Howell, MI, USA

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Brighton Recreation Area

Brighton Recreation Area, 6360 Chilson Road, Howell, MI, USA

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Island Lake Recreation Area

Island Lake Recreation Area, 6301 Kensington Road, Brighton, MI, USA

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Kensington Metropark

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford, MI, USA

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Pinckney Recreation Area

8555 Silver Hill Road, Pinckney, MI, USA

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