5th Avenue Beach(Manistee)

5th Avenue Beach, Manistee, MI

Current Weather Conditions: Manistee Harbor Weather Station MEEM4

Local Webcam: Manistee Surf Cam

Best Wind Directions for Kiteboarding 5th Avenue Beach Manistee: WSW, W

Best Conditions for Surfing 5th Avenue beach: Look for strong southwest to West winds when the water is warm and the air is cool.

Facilities: Public bath house with bathrooms, outdoor showers, and picnic area.

Parking: Three free parking lots at 5th Avenue Beach

This beach is wider and longer than 1st street beach located to the south of 5th avenue. The contour of the lakeshore makes this beach off limits for a south wind but it’s good for a south west and great for a west wind. The north pier at 5th avenue beach is one of two in Michigan with a catwalk and provides a nice backdrop while kiting. You need a STRONG Southwest(25 knots +) or a WSW to West wind to ride powered here. The land and channel to the south knock down the wind significantly especially right by the pier. Launch either at the North end of the beach or at the south end next to the pier.