Simmons Island

Simmons Island is actually a peninsula. People walk, bike, and drive here to see Lake Michigan in all its glory. Whether the season is summer, fall, winter, or spring, the lake with its gorgeous sunrises, always changing colors, and at times impressive wave action never disappoints.

To get on Simmons Island, take the 50th Street bridge from Downtown Kenosha to arrive from the west. Or there’s another option. You can take John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive from the north – this is ideal if you’re already at Pennoyer Park or Kennedy Park.

You won’t go hungry while lounging on the beach with Downtown so close. There are abundant local dining and shopping choices as well as art galleries, entertainment venues, museums, historic districts, and lodging options.

When you visit Simmons Island, you can expect to make it an all-day excursion!

Simmons Island offers plenty of things to do including:

  • A beach
  • A boardwalk
  • A park
  • Playgrounds
  • A marina
  • Two lighthouses
  • Two museums
  • Sailing lessons
  • Rentals of kayaks, stand up paddle boards, duck-themed pedal boats to use in the harbor
  • Beach House on Simmons Island 

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