Porter Beach at Indiana Dunes National Park

Getting There

Porter Beach Parking Lot
Intersection of Wabash Avenue and Johnson Beach Road, Porter, IN 46304.

GPS Coordinates
41.660272, -87.069387 (Decimal Degrees).

Need to Know

  • Open daily from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Free (no access fee).
  • Pets are permitted on a leash (6' or shorter).
  • Glass containers are prohibited on all beaches.
  • Fires are prohibited on all beaches.
  • The removal of rocks, shells, and fossils is strictly prohibited.
  • Seasonal restrooms and potable water from early April through mid-October.
  • Two parking lots (north and south) with 66 total spots.
  • There is one picnic table at the south lot.
  • Parking lots will fill up quickly on summer weekends.
  • Parking lot is the site of a former hotel.
Visitor Activities
  • Swimming. No lifeguards. Swim at your own risk; rip currents and waves can make swimming hazardous.

Nearby Beaches

Last updated: July 29, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304


(219) 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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