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Wayzata Beach and Marina


  1. Adirondack Chairs
  2. Benches / Seating Area
  3. Concessions (Summer Season)
  4. Drinking Fountain
  5. Fishing
  6. Garden
  7. Outdoor Shower (Seasonal)
  8. Parking
  9. Picnic Areas
  10. Picnic Tables
  11. Playground
  12. Restrooms (Summer Season)
  13. Short Term Public Dock
  14. Swimming
  15. Swimming "H" Dock
  16. Trails
  17. Volleyball
  18. Watersports Rental / Racks (Summer Season)

Features & Amenities

Given to the citizens of Wayzata in 1930 by the first mayor, Rufus Rand, this sandy beach on the north side of Lake Minnetonka is an ideal place during the summer heat. Whether if it shade or sun to relax Wayzata Beach has it with the grassy areas in the shade and then there's picnic tables and Adirondack chairs placed near the waters edge for enjoying the sun. There is a playground centrally located perfect for 3 to 8 year old children.

Additional Features for Wayzata’s Public Beach include:
  • Boat slips
  • Canoe/kayak racks
  • Grassy peninsula
  • Playground equipment
  • Playing fields
  • Sandy beach
  • Shaded picnic areas
  • Volleyball court

Location & Hours

With its prime location on Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata’s swimming beach is a favorite among local families. The beach, located at 220 Grove Lane East, is open to the public from mid-June to mid-August. A lifeguard is on duty from noon until 6 p.m., 7 days a week. The beach will not be guarded on any day that the air temperature is at or below 65 degrees Fahrenheit and remains so during regular hours. This beach is located just across the walking bridge, east of Shaver Park and close to the Dakota Rail Trail head.

Wayzata Beach testing by Hennepin County

Water Sampling & Analysis

Hennepin County monitors the beach by sampling and analyzing the water to make sure it is safe for swimming. You can view a public beach map showing openings and closings on the Hennepin County website.

Beach Parking

There is a municipal-owned parking lot near the beach that is available for both residents and visitors. A permit is required to park in the spots closest to the beach. The remaining parking spots are available for both permit and nonpermit holders.

Annual beach parking permits are available at Wayzata City Hall for Wayzata residents only. When you pick up your permit at City Hall, your name, address and vehicle license plate number will be required. Permits must be displayed on your vehicle’s bumper to be valid.

There is also free street parking nearby.

For more information on Beach Parking, contact Wayzata City Hall at 952-404-5300.