Featured on national lists such as the 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. For the safety of our visitors in a time of social distancing, there are new guidelines for Summer of 2020 that you should be aware of. Here's what you need to know before you hit the sand:

Lifeguard Operating Hours

The City of Racine Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services will open guarded swimming at North Beach on Saturday, June 6. Lifeguards will be on duty seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Make sure to visit the City of Racine's page here to check 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.

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Summer 2020

- Social distancing of 6 ft. and the wearing of face masks is recommended.

- Please note that North Beach Park closes at 10 p.m.

- Gatherings of groups larger than 10 people prohibited

- Parking lots will remain closed per the Forward Racine Health Dept. order. However, limited street-side parking will be available for beach guests.

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