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Sheridan-Beach is a stretch of beach in northwest Indiana in the Michiana Shores region. Michiana Shores is an area that encompasses northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan and centers on the city of South Bend, Indiana. The Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County, Indiana defines Michiana as gcounties that contribute at least 500 inbound commuting workers to St. Joseph County daily. Those counties include Elkhart, La Porte, Marshall, St. Joseph, and Starke in Indiana, and Berrien and Cass in Michigan. Sheridan Beach is near the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This region contains 15 miles of beaches, sand dunes, bogs, marshes, swamps, prairies, rivers and woodland forests. Activities in the park include camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, birdwatching and cross-country skiing. More than 350 species of birds are found in Indiana Dunes Park and it has one of the most diverse plant communities of any park found in the U.S. National Park System. Sheridan Beach is a desirable location for tourists and offers beachfront properties with panoramic views of the dunes, beach and Old Michigan City Lighthouse. You can actually see 36 miles across Lake Michigan and view the Chicago skyline. Other attractions in the area include gaming, outlet malls, a zoo, art center, located in the town of Michigan City. Free concerts are also performed every Thursday evening at the Guy F. Foreman Amphitheatre located in Washington Park in Michigan City. @

Surrounding areas: Michigan City, Indiana (1.0 mi), Long Beach, Indiana (2.1 mi), Michiana Shores, Indiana (4.3 mi), Beverly Shores, Indiana (5.4 mi), LaPorte, Indiana (11.1 mi), Dune Acres, Indiana (11.7 mi), Porter, Indiana (12.2 mi)

Sheridan Beach Vacation Rentals

Sheridan Beach Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Creekwood InnRt 30-35 At I-94Michigan City, IN1.0 mi.(219) 872-8357
Golden Sands Motel4411 US 12 EMichigan City, IN1.0 mi.(219) 874-6253
Knights Inn Motel BLDG 30201 W KieffersMichigan City, IN1.0 mi.(219) 874-9500
Norbert Motel45 N SR 421Michigan City, IN1.0 mi.(219) 872-0993
Abc Motel3948 S FranklinMichigan City, IN1.8 mi.(219) 879-0335
City Manor Motel5225 S FranklinMichigan City, IN1.8 mi.(219) 872-9149
Hampton Inn4123 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN1.8 mi.(219) 879-9994
Holiday Inn Of Michigan City5820 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN1.8 mi.(219) 879-0311
Super Eight Motel5724 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN1.8 mi.(219) 879-0411
Travel Inn Motel3944 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN1.8 mi.(219) 872-9441
Days Inn Michigan City3934 North Frontage RdMichigan City, IN3.4 mi.(219) 879-1150
Comfort Inn3801 N Frontage RdMichigan City, IN3.5 mi.(219) 879-9190
Country Inn & Suites3805 N Frontage RdMichigan City, IN3.5 mi.(219) 879-3600
Red Roof Inn110 West Kieffer RdMichigan City, IN3.5 mi.(219) 874-5251
Al And Sally's Motel West3221 W Dunes HwyMichigan City, IN4.0 mi.(219) 872-9131
Black Hawk Motel3651 W Dunes HwyMichigan City, IN4.3 mi.(219) 872-8656
Sands Inn1630 Maple StMichigan City, IN4.9 mi.(219) 872-0717
Arbor Hill Inn263 W Johnson RdLa Porte, IN8.1 mi.(219) 362-9200
Harbor Grand Hotel111 W Water StNew Buffalo, MI8.7 mi.(269) 469-7700
Comfort Inn New Buffalo11539 O'brien CtNew Buffalo, MI8.8 mi.(269) 469-4440
Edgewood Motel18716 Ln Porte RdNew Buffalo, MI8.8 mi.(269) 469-3345
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Buffalo11500 Holiday DrNew Buffalo, MI8.8 mi.(269) 469-1400
Cassidy Motel3845 N State Rd 39Laporte, IN10.6 mi.(219) 362-6536
Holiday Inn Express-Laporte100 E Shore CTLaporte, IN10.6 mi.(219) 326-7900
Mayflower Motel2652 W SR 2Laporte, IN10.6 mi.(219) 362-2092
Super 8 Motel418 Council DrChesterton, IN10.8 mi.(219) 929-5549
Hampton Inn Of Laporte1777 W Hi-Point DrLa Porte, IN10.9 mi.(219) 362-6100
Ramada Inn444 Pne LK AveLa Porte, IN10.9 mi.(219) 362-4585
Super 8 Motel438 Pinelake AveLa Porte, IN10.9 mi.(219) 325-3808
Moonglo Motel1408 E LincolnwayLaporte, IN11.2 mi.(219) 362-3217
Econo Lodge713 PLZ DrChesterton, IN12.0 mi.(219) 929-4416
Hilton Garden Inn501 Gateway BlvdChesterton, IN12.0 mi.(219) 983-9500
Indian Oak Inn West BLDG558 Indian BoundryChesterton, IN12.0 mi.(219) 926-2200
Spring House Inn303 Mineral Springs RdPorter, IN12.9 mi.(219) 929-4600
Hampton Inn6353 Melton RdPortage, IN17.1 mi.(219) 764-1919
Best Western PLUS Portage Hotel & Suites6200 Melton RdPortage, IN17.3 mi.(219) 734-6727
Days Inn6161 Melton RdPortage, IN17.4 mi.(219) 762-2136
Holiday Inn6200 Melton RdPortage, IN17.4 mi.(219) 762-5546
Motel 66101 Melton RdPortage, IN17.6 mi.(219) 763-3121
Super 8 Motel6118 Melton RdPortage, IN17.7 mi.(219) 762-8857

Sheridan Beach Weather & Climate

Northwest Indiana has a four-season climate typical of most of the Midwest, with a few exceptions due to its proximity to Lake Michigan. Cold air passing over the warmer lake water induces precipitation in the lee of Lake Michigan in autumn and winter. As a result of this phenomena, heavy winter precipitation, especially snowfall, can amount to as much as 76 inches, compared to 14 inches in the south. Lake-related snowfall and cloudiness can extend to central Indiana in winter, driven by strong northwesterly winds. In the spring, daily maximum temperatures decrease northward in northern Indiana because of the cooling effect of the Lake. Average daily minimum temperatures in autumn are higher in northwestern Indiana near the warmer lake surface than farther south.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 29°F 15°F 2.30 in. -
February 34°F 20°F 1.91 in. -
March 46°F 29°F 3.05 in. -
April 58°F 39°F 3.54 in. -
May 70°F 50°F 3.48 in. -
June 79°F 59°F 4.44 in. -
July 82°F 64°F 3.79 in. -
August 80°F 62°F 4.18 in. -
September 73°F 55°F 3.88 in. -
October 61°F 43°F 3.23 in. -
November 47°F 33°F 3.79 in. -
December 34°F 22°F 3.24 in. -

Sheridan Beach Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Porter County Municipal airport (VPZ) located about 19 miles southwest of Sheridan Beach in Valparaiso, Indiana, the South Bend Regional airport (SBN) located approximately 28 miles east of Sheridan Beach in South Bend, Indiana, the Gary Chicago International airport (GYY) located roughly 28 miles west of Sheridan Beach in Gary, Indiana, the Chicago Ohare International airport (ORD) located around 56 miles west of Sheridan Beach in Chicago, Illinois, and finally the Du Page airport (DPA) located about 71 miles west of Sheridan Beach in Chicago / West Chicago, Illinois.

Sheridan Beach Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Sauzer's KiddielandScherervilleIN34.0 mi.
House of KicksChicagoIL41.0 mi.
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI43.8 mi.
Haunted TrailsBurbankIL46.6 mi.
JeepersHarwood HeightsIL51.1 mi.
KiddielandMelrose ParkIL52.1 mi.
Safari LandVilla ParkIL58.6 mi.
DinorexAddisonIL59.3 mi.
Enchanted CastleLombardIL59.4 mi.
DinorexArlington HeightsIL62.5 mi.
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN66.6 mi.
Indiana BeachMonticelloIN67.1 mi.
Six Flags Great AmericaGurneeIL69.5 mi.
Santa's VillageDundeeIL77.8 mi.
DinorexCrystal LakeIL82.5 mi.
Water Parks
Racing Rapids Action ParkEast DundeeIL76.6 mi.
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI96.7 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI106.2 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI109.9 mi.
Magic WatersCherry ValleyIL112.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Michigan City Municipal Golf CourseMichigan CityIN1.1 mi.
Grand Beach Golf CourseGrand BeachMI6.0 mi.
Whittaker Woods Golf CourseNew BuffaloMI8.6 mi.
Valley Hills Golf CourseRolling PrairieIN14.0 mi.
Robbinhurst Golf ClubValparaisoIN17.1 mi.
Forest Park Golf CourseBrazilIN18.9 mi.
Forest Park Golf CourseNoblesvilleIN18.9 mi.
Course at AberdeenValparaisoIN19.3 mi.
Creekside Golf Course & Training CenterValparaisoIN19.3 mi.
Forest Park Municipal Golf CourseValparaisoIN19.3 mi.
Mink Lake Golf Course & ParkValparaisoIN19.3 mi.
Birch Tree Golf CourseNew CarlisleIN19.4 mi.
Hamlet Golf CourseHamletIN19.4 mi.
Oak Tree Golf CoursePlainfieldIN21.0 mi.
Pebblewood Country ClubBridgmanMI23.0 mi.
Cressmoor Country ClubHobartIN23.2 mi.
Indian Ridge Country ClubHobartIN23.8 mi.
Calumet Golf CourseGaryIN25.4 mi.
South Gleason Golf CourseGaryIN25.4 mi.
Hanging Tree Golf ClubWestfieldIN25.8 mi.
Whispering Pines Golf CourseWalkertonIN26.9 mi.
Turkey Creek Golf CourseMerrillvilleIN28.7 mi.
Ski Areas
Swiss ValleyJonesMI57.0 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI68.0 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI117.2 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI118.2 mi.
State Parks
Indiana Dunes State ParkIN8.7 mi. 
Warren Woods State ParkMI15.5 mi. 
Warren Dunes State ParkMI20.1 mi. 
Potato Creek State ParkIN29.9 mi. 
Hesston Steam MuseumLaporteIN10.6 mi.(Technology)
Brauer Museum of ArtValparaisoIN19.1 mi.(Art)
Horn Archaeological MuseumBerrien SpringsMI32.0 mi.(History)
Northern Indiana Center for HistorySouth BendIN32.4 mi.(History)
Studebaker National MuseumSouth BendIN32.4 mi.(Technology)
South Bend Regional Museum of ArtSouth BendIN32.4 mi.(Art)
PullmanChicagoIL41.0 mi.(History)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL41.0 mi.(History)
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian CultureChicagoIL41.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Online MuseumsChicagoIL41.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Peace MuseumChicagoIL41.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL41.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Ukrainian Institute of Modern ArtChicagoIL41.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy MuseumChicagoIL41.0 mi.(Science)
Chicago Academy of Sciences Nature MuseumChicagoIL41.0 mi.(Science)
Field Museum of Natural HistoryChicagoIL41.0 mi.(Science)
Museum of Science and IndustryChicagoIL41.0 mi.(Science)
Illinois Railway MuseumChicagoIL41.0 mi.(Technology)
Museum of Broadcast CommunicationsChicagoIL41.0 mi.(Technology)
Art Institute of ChicagoChicagoIL41.0 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN32.4 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL41.0 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL41.0 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL50.9 mi.
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI84.0 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI96.7 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN99.1 mi.
Milwaukee County Zoological GardensMilwaukeeWI105.7 mi.

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