Anyone who’s ever visited Lake Superior can attest to the fact that it truly looks like an endless sea. As the largest of the Great Lakes – it contains more water than the other four combined – and the second-largest lake in the world by surface area, Lake Superior certainly lives up to its name. Here in Minnesota, we are lucky to have more than 100 miles of shoreline along this beautiful lake, including many wonderful beaches. Below, you’ll learn about five of the best Lake Superior beaches in Minnesota. Visit them, and you’ll feel like you’re at the ocean!
Black Beach is a fascinating spot along Minnesota’s North Shore. The black sand is unlike anything else in the state. It was created from taconite tailings that were dumped into the lake by past mining operations. The black sand is harmless, but it does provide a beautiful backdrop to your visit, especially when combined with the blue sky and water and the rugged red cliffs nearby. Not only is black beach gorgeous, but it is also a great place to dip your toe in the lake’s icy waters!