Water and Beaches

At the edge of downtown Elk Rapids is one of the most beautiful public beaches in all northwestern Michigan. We have over 2000 feet of pristine sugar sand to relax on during the day, at sunset, andon starry nights. With Elk Lake on one side and Grand Traverse Bay on the other, you’ll find every type of water sport available: kayaking, sailing, boating, SUPing, fishing, and of course perfect swimming. Dive right in—the water is spectacular!