These 5 Minnesota Beaches Should be on Your North Shore Bucket List.

Minnesota’s North Shore is a haven for nature enthusiasts and beach lovers. Here at Bent Paddle, we love paying tribute to our favorite lake. From swimming in the frigid waters to soaking up the sun on the shore – we’re here to help you embrace all of the best beaches on the North Shore this summer.

Each of Bent Paddle’s 5 year-round beers features iconic Lake Superior North Shore Beaches. The key ingredient to all of our beer is clean and pristine Lake Superior waters. This is just one of the ways that we pay tribute to the big lake. Next time you’re at a liquor store, pick up a 6 pack of Bent Paddle beer and find the geocode on the box to start your next North Shore adventure.

Park Point Beach

Situated at the world’s longest freshwater sandbar, Park Point Beach offers a slice of paradise near Duluth. Recently named one of the country’s top beaches, this expansive beach stretches for miles, providing plenty of room to relax, play beach volleyball, or fly a kite. The warm water and gentle waves make it perfect for swimming, and lifeguards are on duty during the summer months. Don’t forget to explore the nearby Park Point Nature Reserve, which offers hiking trails and ample bird-watching opportunities. Bring the lake home with you by picking up Bent Hop from the Canal Park liquor to mark the occasion with can art derived from the beautiful park point views.

Iona’s Beach

Tucked away in a secluded cove, Iona’s Beach is a hidden treasure that promises tranquility and natural beauty. This beach boasts a pristine shoreline with colorful pink pebbles, making it a paradise for beachcombers. With its calm waters, it’s also a great spot for kayaking and paddle boarding. As you relax on the beach, soak in the awe-inspiring views of the surrounding cliffs and the rhythmic sounds of the waves crashing against the shore. Perfect pairing? 14 Degree Amber!

Black Beach

For a unique and dramatic beach experience, head to Black Beach, located in Silver Bay. As its name suggests, this beach features striking black sand and impressive basalt rock formations, creating an otherworldly atmosphere. The powerful waves crashing against the cliffs provide a mesmerizing sight. The beach is perfect for a peaceful stroll, photography, or simply basking in the awe-inspiring scenery. Black Ale is the perfect beer to sip on the beach while taking in the incredible views.

Split Rock Beach

No visit to the North Shore would be complete without a stop at Split Rock Beach, adjacent to the iconic Split Rock Lighthouse. This beautiful pebble beach offers breathtaking views of the lighthouse, perched atop a rocky cliff. Take a dip in the cool waters, explore the fascinating rock formations, or have a picnic while enjoying the stunning surroundings. As you walk along the beach, you’ll be captivated by the picturesque landscapes that have inspired countless artists and photographers. What beer compliments this beach best? Cold Press Black!

Brighton Beach

Located just minutes from downtown Duluth, Brighton Beach is a serene escape with breathtaking views. This family-friendly beach is a favorite among locals. Take a stroll along the lake walk, enjoy a picnic in the grassy area, or dip your toes in the lake. The nearby playground and picnic tables make it an ideal spot for a day of family fun.

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