Simmons Island Park and Beach

Simmons Island Beach, Lake Michigan
Simmons Island Beach, Lake Michigan, boardwalk, park
Simmons Island Beach, Lake Michigan, boys playing in sand

This is a public Lake Michigan beach with a boardwalk - located near a paved bike trail. There's a playground and an open air picnic pavilion in the park.

Simmons Island Beach has become more accessible to people with disabilities, with the addition of portable mobility mats on the sand. The mats are designed to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers. In the summer, parks department staff will install the mats daily after the beach is groomed in the morning and roll them up each evening for storage. The mats, constructed from recycled plastics, are five feet wide. A 150-foot section of mats extends from the north end of the boardwalk, and a 100-foot section of mats extends from the sidewalk on the north side of the beach house.

A City of Kenosha park.

Amenities At-A-Glance:

  • Acres: 28
  • Adjacent to Lake Michigan
  • Adjacent Lake/River/Stream/Pond
  • Shelter/Building
  • Playground
  • Walking/Biking Trail
  • Beach

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Beaches are not staffed with lifeguards. Please be aware that no pets, fire, grills or glass containers are allowed on beaches and no flotation devices can be used in swimming areas.

Please be sure to read here about Great Lakes swimming and Lake Michigan Water Safety before enjoying our beaches.

City of Kenosha Ordinance: It is unlawful to enter or remain in the water within fifty (50) feet, measured in any direction, of a pier, jetty, breakwater, or seawall, or within one hundred fifty (150) feet of the mouth of the Pike River. Violators could be fined up to $1,000.

Also located on Simmons Island: Southport Light Station Museum (with the Southport Lighthouse) which is open seasonally, the Kenosha History Center, and the Kenosha Lighthouse Studio at North Pier Lighthouse.