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Beach The City of Madison Parks Division has 12 beaches, 10 of which have lifeguard services. The Public Health Department monitors the daily condition of the beaches. Please be sure to check Public Health Madison & Dane County Beach Conditions for daily closings and conditions.

Regional Beaches:
BB Clarke Beach, 835 Spaight St.
Olbrich Park Beach, 3527 Atwood Ave
Tenney Park Beach, 1414 E. Johnson St.
Vilas Park Beach, 702 S. Randall St.

Neighborhood Beaches:
Bernies Beach, 901 Gilson St.
Esther Beach, 2802 Waunona Way
James Madison Park Beach, 614 E. Gorham St.
Olin Park Beach, 1156 Olin-Turville Court
Spring Harbor Beach, 1918 Norman Way
Warner Park Beach, 1101 Woodward Drive

Unstaffed Beaches
Brittingham Park Beach, 701 West Brittingham Place
Marshall Park Beach, 2101 Allen Boulevard


Please remember that Madison Parks provides the lifeguard services for the Madison Park public beaches and the water quality conditions are monitored by Public Health Madison & Dane County.  Please be sure to check Public Health Madison & Dane County Beach Conditions for daily closings and condition reports.

Reminder to all beach and park patrons: Please DO NOT feed waterfowl. There is a strong correlation between waterfowl populations and beach closings due to high bacteria counts. Feeding them only encourages them to stay near the beaches. Also, dogs are not allowed at any of the Madison beaches. Dogs are only allowed in designated dog parks.

B.B. Clarke Beach

Public Health Testing:
OK
Address: 835 Spaight Street
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Parking: Street Parking
Amenities: Diving Float, Playground

Swim Ropes: Yes
Lifeguard: Yes

Beach Details

Bernie's Beach

Public Health Testing:
OK
Address: 901 Gilson Street
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Parking: Street Parking
Amenities: Picnic Tables

Swim Ropes: Yes
Lifeguard: Yes

Beach Details

Brittingham Beach

Public Health Testing:
OK
Address: 701 West Brittingham Place
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Parking: Parking Lot
Amenities: Picnic Tables

Swim Ropes: No
Lifeguard: No

Beach Details

Esther Beach

Public Health Testing:
OK
Address: 2802 Waunona Way
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Parking: Parking Lot
Amenities: Picnic Tables, Playground

Swim Ropes: Yes
Lifeguard: Yes

Beach Details

James Madison Beach

Public Health Testing:
OK
Address: 614 East Gorham Street
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Parking: Street Parking
Amenities: Picnic Tables, Playground, Volleyball

Swim Ropes: Yes
Lifeguard: Yes

Beach Details

Marshall Beach

Public Health Testing:
OK
Address: 2101 Allen Boulevard
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: No
Parking: Parking Lot
Amenities: Boat Ramp, Picnic Tables, Playground

Swim Ropes: Yes
Lifeguard: No

Beach Details

Olbrich Beach

Public Health Testing:
OK
Address: 3527 Atwood Avenue
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Parking: Parking Lot
Amenities: Boat Ramp, Picnic Tables, Volleyball

Swim Ropes: Yes
Lifeguard: Yes

Beach Details

Olin Beach

Public Health Testing:
OK
Address: 1156 Olin-Turville Court
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Parking: Parking Lot
Amenities: Boat Ramp, Picnic Tables

Swim Ropes: Yes
Lifeguard: Yes

Beach Details

Spring Harbor Beach

Public Health Testing:
OK
Address: 1918 Norman Way
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Parking: Parking Lot
Amenities: Picnic Tables

Swim Ropes: Yes
Lifeguard: Yes

Beach Details

Tenney Beach

Public Health Testing:
OK
Address: 1330 Sherman Avenue
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Parking: Parking Lot
Amenities: Volleyball

Swim Ropes: Yes
Lifeguard: Yes

Beach Details

Vilas Beach

Public Health Testing:
OK
Address: 1501 Vilas Park Drive
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Parking: Parking Lot
Amenities: Picnic Tables

Swim Ropes: Yes
Lifeguard: Yes

Beach Details

Warner Beach

Public Health Testing:
OK
Address: 1101 Woodward Drive
Restroom: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Parking: Parking Lot
Amenities: Boat Ramp, Picnic Tables

Swim Ropes: Yes
Lifeguard: Yes

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