New Buffalo’s City's nearly 800ft of sandy beach and Lakefront Parks are located on the North end of Whittaker Street, just across the Galien River Bridge.

The City Beach, City Boat Launch, City Riverfront, and Lions Pavilion Park are all part of a single piece of property given as a gift forever to the Village (now City) of New Buffalo on June 18, 1924 through a deed by the Warren Featherbone Company, showing the generosity of its founder, Edward K. Warren.  In 1979, the City of New Buffalo received a quit claim deed from the Warren Featherbone Company extinguishing any reversionary right or interest.


  • Per City Ordinance 180, animals are not allowed on the City beach or City parks.
  • Parking fees begin April 1st and end October 31st. Sunsets and sunrises are still free.
  • Pay to Park is enforced between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM.

Beach Parking

City Beach Kayak and Paddleboard Rental

Third Coast Paddling offers rentals and lessons for kayaks and paddleboards at the City Boat Launch, across from the City Beach parking lot.

Please see the City's Water Trails page for information on paddling the Galien River and Lake Michigan.

Beach and Harbor

collage of beach and marina pictures
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