Just a few blocks down from Downtown Racine is the home 50 acres of pristine sand and blue water at Racine's North Beach Park North Beach is home to many of our special events, including professional beach volleyball tournaments and the Pro Watercross Tour.
Featured on national lists such as the Best Beach in Wisconsin (FamilyDestinationsGuide.com), Top 5 Best Freshwater Beach (USA Today), Top 10 Family Friendly Beach (Parents magazine), and Top City Beach (Midwest Living magazine), North Beach is a hit among residents and visitors alike to catch some waves and some rays in the summertime. Here's what you need to know before you go:
Lifeguard Operating Hours
Lifeguards are on duty daily from the first week in June through the first week in September. The City of Racine Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services begins guarded swimming at North Beach on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Lifeguards will be on duty seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit the City of Racine's for daily water conditions.
General Safety Rules
To keep the beach safe for everyone, North Beach has a few safety guidelines for patrons:
- Pets (excluding service animals) are not permitted on the beach.
- No motorboats, windsurfers, or floating devices (i.e. water wings, inner tubes, rafts) are allowed in the protected swim area.
- Keep the lifeguard chairs, boats, and rescue boards free from obstructions. With over 50 acres, there's plenty of sand to spread out!
- Motorized vehicles, alcoholic beverages (except within the Oasis area) glass containers, and fire pits are not allowed on the beach.
Events and Amenities
You can enjoy a snack or beverage and catch live music under the palm trees at the Beachside Oasis during the summer months. A community of volunteers built the adjacent Kid's Cove nautical-themed playground.
Parking & Accessibility
No need to worry about meter money while visiting, there's FREE parking in designated lots or along nearby streets. A wheelchair-accessible walkway extends across the sand to the water's edge from the parking lot behind the Beachside Oasis.