06/08/2012 04:26 pm ET

Metro Detroit's Best Beaches For Summer Fun (PHOTOS)

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:

Sunmer Splash: The Best Beaches In Metro Detroit