Public Beaches Near Orono
- Long Lake
- Tonka Bay
City of Deephaven Phone: 952-474-4755
There are five beaches in Deephaven that open early June. Parking in close proximity to the beaches requires a permit, but public parking is available for free farther from the beach.
Deephaven - Main Beach
Located At: 19405 Lake Avenue
This beach has a swimming dock, a sports court, playground equipment, a sun arbor, picnic tables and grill. Lifeguard hours are from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Located At: 20300 Lakeview Avenue
This sandy beach boasts a swimming dock, restrooms, limited parking and a picnic table. Lifeguard hours are from noon until 6 p.m.
Robinson's Bay Beach
Located At: 3344 Robinson's Bay Road
The amenities include restrooms, swimming dock, off-street parking and picnic table. Lifeguard hours are from noon until 6 p.m.
Located At: 20020 Lakeview Avenue
There are no lifeguards stationed at this beach. Amenities include a swimming dock but limited parking.
Located At: 19355 Walden Trail
There are no lifeguards stationed at this beach. Amenities include parking, picnic tables, restroom and beaches.
City of Excelsior Phone: 952-474-5233
Typically, more than 100 people stumble upon the beach at the end of First Street in Excelsior, which is open from the first part of June until Mid-August.
Excelsior Commons Beach
Location: Highway 7 west to Excelsior exit, proceed to the corner of the Lake and Water Street.
Amenities include a nearby concession stand, bathrooms and metered parking. Lifeguards are on duty from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
City of Independence Phone: 763-479-0527
Lake Independence Beach
Location: Highway 394 west to highway 12 to City Road 19 north
City of Long Lake Phone: 952-473-6961
Nelson / Lakeside Beach
- Located: In Long Lake, Highway 12 east to Lake Street - left to lake
- A small beach, which isn't staffed by lifeguards, is open during daylight hours. Playground equipment and grills are nearby, and not so far off is a fishing pier.
- Limited parking
City of Minnetonka Phone: 952-939-8200
Home to the popular Shady Oak Beach, which is used by nearly 55,000 people every summer, Minnetonka also offers the smaller Libbs Lake Beach for a more neighborhood feel.
Located At: 16515 Park Lane
This beach will have limited lifeguards on duty but swimming is allowed in an unsupervised setting. No beach permit is required for parking as parking is very limited.
Shady Oak Beach
Located At: 5200 Shady Oak Road
This beach is open the first part of June to first part of August. Lifeguard hours are 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Beginning August 6th the beach closes at 8 p.m. Swimming in the lake will end half an hour before sunset. Amenities include concessions, a picnic area, a floating dock and volleyball courts. Season passes are required, call Minnetonka for details.
City Minnetonka Beach Phone: 952-939-8200
Minnetonka Beach - Beach
Location: Highway 394 west to Cty Road 15 west, 1/2 mile past the Arcola bridge
City of Minnetrista Phone: 952-446-1660
If you don't like swimming with the fishes, Three Rivers Park District's man-made swimming pond (with chlorinated water) now open through first weekend in September is your answer.
Lake Minnetonka Regional Park Beach
Located At: 4610 County Road 44 - Highway 7 west to Cty Road 44 north
Lifeguard hours are between noon until 8 p.m. on most summer days, but the beach opens at 9 a.m. Amenities include concessions and picnic areas. Hiking and biking trails are nearby. Admission is required.
City of Mound Phone: 952-472-0600
Although Mound has several smaller beaches, these three are its largest. All the beaches are open during daylight hours, with no lifeguards.
Located on Centerview Lane, this beach offers a fishing pier, picnic tables and toilets.
Mound Bay Park Beach
Located At: Bartlett Boulevard Highway 394 west to Cty Road 15 west to Commerce Boulevard, turn left and proceed 1 mile.
The largest of Mound's beaches, this beach offers sand volleyball courts, playground equipment, grills, picnic tables and toilets. Offers docks for bathers coming by boat.
Located At: Wilshire Boulevard
This is a smaller beach with limited parking, grills, picnic tables and toilets.
City of Plymouth Phone: 763-509-5000
Find playground equipment galore at three Plymouth beaches, perfect for family outings.
Medicine Lake East
Located At: 740 East Medicine Lake Boulevard
This beach is open from the end of May to the end of August, 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. No lifeguards are stationed at this beach. Amenities include volleyball courts, trails, picnic site with grills, playground equipment, bathrooms and changing areas. Free.
Medicine Lake West
Located At: 1920 West Medicine Lake Drive
Lifeguard hours are 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. the first part of June through Mid-August, but beach opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 8 p.m. Amenities include nearby trails, volleyball court, playground equipment, picnic shelters and a fishing pier. Free
Parkers Lake Beach
Located At: 15205 County Road 6
Lifeguard hours are 11:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. from the first part of June until Mid-August, but beach opens 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Amenities include trails, picnic sites with grills, playground equipment and a pavilion with bathrooms and concessions are nearby. Wednesday entertainment. This is a free beach.
City of Shorewood Phone: 952-474-3236
A small sandy beach. It is staffed with lifeguards from the first part of June through Mid-August from noon until 7 p.m. daily, weather permitting. A swimming dock is provided, and the swimming area is roped off.
City of Tonka Bay Phone: 952-474-7994
Tonka Bay offers two beaches with lifeguards and of course, sand. Both are open daily, the first part of June through Mid-August.
Located At: 240 Birch Bluff Road Highway 7 to City Road 19 west follow City Road 19 to Birch Bluff Road, turn left.
Lifeguards hours are from noon until 6 p.m. Amenities include a dock.
Located At: 300 west Point Road Highway 7 to Cty Road 19 west to West Point Road, turn right.
Lifeguard hours are from noon until 6 p.m. Amenities include picnic tables, grills, playground equipment and tennis courts.
City of Wayzata Phone: 952-404-5300
Located At: 220 Grove Lane East
Lifeguards hours are from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. from the first part of June through Mid-August. Amenities include boat access, drinking water, parking off street, electrical outlets, picnic area, restroom, volleyball courts. New playground equipment. Free for residents.
Located At: Highway 394 to Central Avenue., turn left, proceed to Wayzata Boulevard, turn right, then first left; proceed to Lake Street and turn right. Proceed to Barry Avenue., turn left and proceed to Grove Street and turn left.