100 Kewaunee St,
Racine Wisconsin 53402United States
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If Dorothy clicked her heels together and wished to be on a California beach, she might end up here; with this pristine beach, it's an easy mistake to make.
If we didn't know better, we'd think California. Amazingly clean, the 1.2 miles of sandy Lake Michigan coast welcome the Extreme Volleyball Professional tour each summer. A wetland, Kid's Cove playground and a zoo border the 50-acre expanse; to the south, boats bob in Racine Yacht Club's marina. To rent a kayak or personal watercraft, head to Pier 29 Water Sport Rentals at the southern end of Michigan Boulevard. For just $15 an hour, you can paddle around the harbor and drink in the views of this perfectly groomed destination.