A romantic beach vacation in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, is a natural!
It may surprise you that Minnesota is one of the most romantic vacation spots for a beach getaway. Because of our thousands of lakes, Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline.
Escape to a luxury Minnesota resort, a lakeside bed and breakfast inn, or a secluded romantic cabin. Most of our best lodging is located on, or near, a lake...and beach...in Minnesota.
Minnesota resorts and lodges are located on our most beautiful lakes in our most desirable, and romantic, vacation spots.
Groomed beaches, lots of activities and "beach toys" will come with your reservation. Many Minnesota resorts offer special romance packages, spa services and dining in wonderful restaurants. If this all appeals to you, there are many romantic beach vacation destinations to choose from in Minnesota.
Choose your beach getaway from our list of Top 10 Minnesota Beaches.
A romantic cabin getaway can be a good choice if you are looking for more seclusion.
If you love the ease of an all-inclusive romantic vacation that will give you access to beaches on our best lakes, check out some of our top all inclusive resorts.
Another idea for romantic beach getaways in Minnesota that are easy on the budget are our beautiful Minnesota state parks. There are 66 state parks in Minnesota and many of them have beautiful beaches. Just one example is McCarthy Beach on Sturgeon Lake in McCarthy State Park near Hibbing, MN. This beach was rated one of the top 17 beaches in North America by Highway’s Magazine.
Of course you want these romantic picnic ideas.
Enjoy an exciting romantic beach vacation in Minnesota that, instead of a sandy beach, takes you to the rocky shores of Lake Superior.
Romantic travel destinations on Lake Superior give you access to some of the best places in Minnesota to walk along the beach. Hunt for Lake Superior agates, sun yourselves on the warm boulders, build a campfire and watch the stars come out at night.There are not many places along the North Shore of Lake Superior where you would want to swim since the water is very cold, however you will find a wonderful beach on Park Point in Duluth. A day at this beautiful beach feels like a day on the shores of an ocean.
Detroit Lakes is well known state-wide for its "mile long beach." Check out the Lodge on the Lake that has a private beach.
The Brainerd area is often called "Minnesota's Playground." You will find many of our best recreational lakes, many that include beach resorts.
Another good, adult-oriented getaway spot, is Chase on the Lake in the town of Walker. It's located right on the shore of big Leech Lake and has its own beach.
Anywhere in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, and surrounding areas, you can find romantic beach getaways. Minneapolis is called "The City of Lakes" and has some wonderful beaches. If your romantic travel destination is Minneapolis, or Saint Paul you are likely to find a beautiful beach near your hotel.
Some of the best Twin Cities area beaches include:
Snail Lake Beach in Shoreview is a clean and quiet beach that is rarely crowded. There's great sand, beautiful grassy areas, picnic areas and a concession stand. It's easy to find a secluded spot here.
Hidden Beach, on the eastern shore of Cedar Lake in Minneapolis, used to be famous as the area's only nude beach. There is still a free-spirited "vibe" at Hidden Beach left over from it's days as a hippie hangout. This charming romantic beach getaway offers the beauty and seclusion that appeals to romantics.
Baker Park is secluded in the north part of Hennepin County and has one of the best beaches we've found. You'll find clean water at this beach and great spots for a romantic picnic.