The Beach

In the center of Downtown Detroit, 400,000 pounds of sand and colorful, comfortable lounge chairs offer a relaxing atmosphere for guests to have fun outdoors. Whether it's building sand castles with the family or attending the infamous Friday Night Beach Parties with live entertainment, our urban beach is for everyone!

About the Beach

The Beach at Campus Martius Park is a sun-soaked oasis that welcomes visitors May through October. This uniquely Detroit experience is a perfect place to build sandcastles with the kids, take in live music, people watch, and enjoy a frozen cocktail with friends. 

Restaurants at the Beach

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Campus Martius Park

A new seasonal outdoor dining destination situated beachside at Campus Martius Park that exudes a sultry, chic style. Enjoy a fresh, contemporary culinary experience with creative selections and specialty cocktails, plus live entertainment and Happy Hour. Walk-ins are always welcome. For a full menu and current hours, please visit

An Island Oasis in Downtown Detroit

The beach serves as a fun and relaxing community gathering place for city residents, workers, visitors, families, and children during the summer months. Programming at the beach includes live musical performances and lots of informal play in the sun and sand.

Park Events

Our six Downtown Detroit Parks — Campus Martius Park, Beacon Park, Cadillac Square, Capitol Park, Woodward Esplanade, and Grand Circus Park — provide visitors and residents with cultural experiences, programs, events, and activities throughout the year.