Located a block from downtown Empire the Empire beach is a section of beach National Geographic named one of the top 21 beaches in the world, “pure fresh water and 450-foot bluffs mean eyes-open swimming and vast views over Lake Michigan.”
With a pavilion, outdoor grills, and substantial playground, this is the perfect beach for families of all ages. There is also the convenience of vault restrooms and potable water. On the beach, you will find a drive-in boat launch and the Robert H. Manning Memorial Lighthouse, built in remembrance of Mr. Manning, a longtime resident who enjoyed fishing here.
Fires are permitted in designated fire rings. Parking fees apply.