With national vacation destinations like Traverse City and Petoskey right in our backyards, Metro Detroit's array of freshwater beaches don't always get the love they deserve.
But whether you're a nature-lover, waterslide fan or just someone who enjoys swimming in a hazmat suit, you'll find a Detroit beach to satisfy your summertime cravings -- without requiring a trip Up North.
Did we skip your favorite beach? Upload your own favorite beach pics and local tips to our Summer Splash slideshow below:
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