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Hagar Beach

Lovely public beach with miles of Lake Michigan shoreline walking access. There is a stair case down to the beach with several benches along the 100 or so step stair case. A large parking lot, a picnic park with bathroom, tables, playground and large trees on the bluff. Poop bags in holder at entrance to park and beach staircase. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Hagar Beach has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 bones by 7 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Rob
    Jul. 12, 2019
    Shallow water great for playing in water

    Secluded parking, long stairs covered in thick trees makes for a pretty scene. The water is shallower with a gentler slope away from Hagar beach than many Lake Michigan beaches. Also means the water gets warmer and a nice turquoise in the summer. For my elderly mother, the extremely long staircase is an easier walk than the dog beaches at Michigan City because this one requires no long slopes in sand to get to the beach.

    Only issue is for those who like long dog walks, the erode beach means this is only ~200 yards total.

  • Christy
    Jul. 4, 2019
    Nice beach!

    Nice beach to let dogs swim! Although sign says leashed.. many had their dog off leash, including us. Only saw 1 aggressive dog & owner took care of it by leashing.

    Because of all the rain the beach isn’t as big as it was in past years & there are limbs & a little debris but overall it’s a great place to spend with your fur baby!

  • Brad
    Jun. 29, 2019
    Terrible beach

    Beach is littered with crap everywhere. No one leashes their dogs like the rule says. Let’s dogs run up on yours. No safe for dogs or people. Would never recommend.

  • Jamie
    Aug. 27, 2018
    Great beach to walk with dog!

    This was a great beach for us to bring our dog to for the first time. The stairs are a little terrifying, but the beach was very scenic and roomy. There are better beaches in st. Joe's, but not any you can bring your dog to. This was a good option for us!

  • Bailey
    More than a year ago
    dog friendly beach

    Great sunset stop nice beach only issue is stairs down to lake. Many dogs and kids there

  • Greg
    More than a year ago
    Great Place for your Best Friend

    Great Place to stop and let your best friend romp and play. Beautiful sandy beach were you can run and swim with your best friend. I live in Tennessee now but always look forward to stopping at Hagar Beach when back home in South Bend, Indiana.

  • Amy
    More than a year ago
    Beautiful Beach

    Nice parking lot. Not a lot of stairs down and the water is close. Our dogs love it!

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