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BEACH RULES AND RIP CURRENTS

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  Village Beach Ordinance 2005-66







The beaches are one of the greatest assets of the Village. Unfortunately we have lost a tremendous amount of beach area due to storms and erosion over the past two years. Grand Beach is not the only area affected as this is happening along the shoreline from here to New Buffalo and even further north. There is no beach in many locations, and beach easements in those locations are closed for that reason.

SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK ... Please remember to watch your children closely as the Village has joined many other communities that no longer have lifeguards due to budget restraints and the difficulty in finding lake certified lifeguards.

CAUTION – LAKE & BEACH CHANGES ... Due to the very serious erosion of the beaches, residents should be aware that the lake bottom drops off quickly and the water is deeper than might be expected. Parents of small children should take note of the deeper water near the shore, and anticipated strong rip currents all along the beach.

METAL AND CONCRETE OBSTRUCTIONS ARE NOW EXPOSED ON THE BEACH, AND UNDER WATER. DIVING INTO THE LAKE IS HAZARDOUS AND NOT ADVISED.

Beach Fires require a permit issued by the Police Department. The applicant is required to clean up the area after the beach fire.

DOGS are allowed on the beach from May 1st through October 1st between the hours of 6 p.m. EST and 11 a.m. EST. They are allowed at all times between October 2nd and April 30th, unless the beach is closed.

SUBMERGED WATER HAZARD - NO JUMPING OR DIVING OFF THE PIER ... The pier and surrounding area is very dangerous. Extreme accidents can and have resulted from diving off of, or swimming near the pier. For safety reasons, swimmers should avoid this area.

Keep an eye on your children to ensure that they are not on or near the pier.

Beach Rules
Rip Current Rules
Rip Current Rules