Sioux City Beaches

There are many great reasons to visit a beach in your area. Regardless of the activity – swimming, grilling on the beach, throwing the frisbee, having a picnic, going on walks, or just catching some rays, beaches are a host for a wide range of awesome activities.

It’s easy to find a swimming beach in Sioux City that are somewhat close to you with the help of our table of beaches. If you need some assistance with searching for a beach near you, start by finding one using the list below. Search for the beach name, your city, or a zip code to find beaches.

Beaches Near Sioux City

Beaches may be temporarily shut down because of water quality concerns caused by temporary occurances such as elevated bacteria levels, pollution, or algal blooms. Check the beach’s website before going to the beach for further information.

Remember that the weather on the beach is quite different than in the city. Wind is usually stronger and gusty whenever it is coming off the water.

Rules of the Beach

When you go to a beach in Sioux City, there are always rules that you must follow. Just about every beach will ask you to follow these rules:

  • Building a fire may not be allowed on the majority of public beaches in Sioux City.
  • Most beaches in Sioux City have a curfew with the exception for certain holidays.
  • Pick up any trash that you bring with you.
  • Do not consume alcohol at the beach.
  • Even if a lifeguard is supervising the beach, know that you’re entering the water at risk to yourself.
  • Never disobey an order from the lifeguard on duty. If the lifeguard tell you to stop doing something, then you have to do it.

Sioux City Beach Checklist

  1. Keep the bugs away. If you wish to visit the beach early in the day or late in the day, you should anticipate that mosquitos, sand flies, beach hoppers and other nuisance bugs could cause an issue.
  2. Will the beach have lifeguards? Many frequently visited Sioux City beaches staff a lifeguard around, however do not assume that a lifeguard being at the beach. If you have yourself, young kids or others that you are swimming with, it’s a smart idea to bring properly fitted Personal Floatation Devices for anoyone that need them, and also know that you’re swimming at your own risk.
  3. Bring plenty of layers. Even if you are anticipating a warm day at the beach, it is important to realize that the temperature at the beach can change without warning. It is particularly important if you’re wanting to go swimming, so pack plenty of warm items like sweaters, towels, pants, and shoes.
  4. Store items in a mesh bag. It may be convenient to use a backpack, grocery bag, or water-resistant travel bag to stash beach necessities like pillows, buckets, tents, and spare clothes. But these bags trap moisture from evaporating, leading to mildew problems and keeping beach items from airing out.
  5. Always stay in the specified swimming space. If there’s a ropped off swim area it is likely unsafe to venture outside of that region. There could be dangerous objects under the surface, be reserved for watercraft, or is not monitored by a lifeguard.
  6. Bring spare towels. Clean towels are essential for a good beach experience. Bringing towels is especially necessary if you are bringing little kids with you or if you’re planning on getting in the water.
  7. Get out the sunlight. If you think that locating shade could be difficult, or if you know that there likely won’t be many shady areas at the beach, bring your own shade! Bring a beach umbrella, shaded tent, or some sort of equipment that provides shade. It’s best to use equipment that has great airflow.
  8. Pick Up Trash. Don’t be a part of the issue of litter on beaches. Whenever you take something to the beach, you are expected clean up your litter. Make sure that you toss out your trash in a designated trash or recycling can.