Grand Island Beaches

There are many good reasons to go to a a beach in your neck of the woods. Spending time splashing in the waves, building sandcastles, playing volleyball, having a picnic, fishing, or just getting a tan, beaches are a source for a wide range of awesome activities.

You can discover several swimming beaches in Grand Island that are are within a quick drive with the help of our table of beaches. Below is a list to help you locate a beach near you. Begin, by entering your zip code in the displayed box above the table.

Grand Island Beaches

The weather at beaches in Grand Island can be rather unpredictible, so it is necessary to schedule your outing according to the weather forecast.

The beach could be temporarily shut down because of water quality issues as a result of unexpected events like E. Coli outbreaks, stormfall runoff, or algal blooms. Review the website of the beach before you go to the beach for more information.

Grand Island, NE Beach Guidelines

When you visit a beach in Grand Island, there are always guidelines that you must follow. Nearly every beach will ask you to follow these rules:

  • Just about all beaches in Grand Island have a curfew except for special occasions.
  • Remember, if you bring something with you, you’re obligated to clean up after yourself.
  • You should always be aware that you’re swimming at your own risk, even if there’s a lifeguard at attention.
  • Never disobey a request from the lifeguard on duty. If they ask you to stop doing something, then you must do it.
  • All glass containers cannot be brought to beaches.
  • Don’t drink alcohol at the beach.

Grand Island Beach Travel Tips

  1. Watch out for bugs. If you wish to visit the beach in the morning or late in the day, you should expect that mosquitos, sand flies, beach hoppers and other annoying bugs may ruin your experience at the beach.
  2. Get a shady spot. If you suspect that locating shade may be tough, or if you think that there likely won’t be many shady spots at the beach, bring your own! Bring a beach umbrella, shaded beach tent, or some sort of equipment that provides shade. Be sure that you bring equipment that provides enough ventilation.
  3. Only swim in the roped off swim region. If there’s a designated swim region it is probably dangerous to venture outside of the region. The area may have hazardous objects under the water, be assigned to watercraft, or is unmonitored by a lifeguard.
  4. Remember the towels. Clean towels are important for a fun beach experience. This is even more necessary if you are bringing young kids to the beach or if you’re planning on getting in the water.
  5. Prepare for cold weather. Even if you are expecting hot weather in Grand Island, you should realize that the temperature in Grand Island can change rather fast. This is particularly important if you are wanting to go swimming, so bring enough dry items including sweaters, towels, sweatpants, and socks.
  6. Keep items dry. It’s convenient to find a backpack, grocery bag, or waterproof duffle bag to stash beach gear like towels, shovels, a speakerinflatables, and snorkeling equipment. However, these types of bags trap water from escaping, leading to mildew problems or just keeping beach essentials from drying out.
  7. Is there a lifeguard on duty? Most sizeable beaches in Grand Island staff a lifeguard supervising, however do not assume that a lifeguard being at the beach. If you are concerned about yourself, little children or others that you will be swimming with, it is a smart idea to pack properly fitted life vests for anoyone that need them, and also know that you are entering the water at your own risk.