The fluctuating waters on Lake Michigan have reshaped our beaches for 2021.

We visited 47 public beaches, from St. Joseph to Pentwater, so that you’ll know how much sand you’ll find before you head to the lake.

We’ve also included information about how difficult the hike is to the water, how much parking will cost you, what the restrooms are like and whether your dog is allowed to join in on the summer fun.

For weekly Lake Michigan Beach and Boating forecasts from Storm Team 8 meteorologist Emily Schuitema, click here.