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This Summer, I have the perfect place for you to vacation and it's not that far away. After a long Winter, If you crave a sandy beach getaway, a beach in Indiana is sure to make you smile.

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The beautiful dunes and beach are located in the Indiana Dunes State Park in northern Indiana. I remember going there as a child on our way to visit my family in Michigan. Having never been to the ocean, I thought THIS was the ocean, when in fact is was Lake Michigan. Being spoiled by the no salt water ocean (lake) I really had a hard time adjusting to the real ocean. Yuck. I'm telling you this Indiana Sate Park is amazing.

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Located in Porter, IN Indiana Dunes State and National Parks, are just a about an hour away from Chicago. It would make for an awesome family weekend getaway or better yet, plan a week to two. At the moment, the beach is closed until May 1, 2020. But, you can still plan ahead for a trip that will help you relax and enjoy the beach on a budget.

Take a look.

Get started planning your trip.

A few more gorgeous pics.

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christine.gleason/Flickr

See more amazing photos from Steve Johnson and christine.gleason at flickr.com

Find even more things to do at the Dunes, HERE.

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