Boaters anchored just off shore, wade to the beach for an afternoon of fun on the dunes. Part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Central Beach is home to rolling dunes, soft sand, and about 100 parking spaces - a premium in this area, especially in the summer. These people have the best parking spot available.
A few miles west of this area, at Cowles Bog, the beach is a two mile hike from the nearest parking lot. The beach there is rarely crowded, however, the shore is often lined with boats - hence the nickname Boater's Beach. Arriving by boat is the easiest way to enjoy the large expanse of soft sand that particular beach has to offer.
Posted by Tom Gill at Wednesday, August 14, 2013