Beaver Island

Lighthouses

Lighthouses

Visitors to Beaver Island can enjoy one of two lighthouses, including the St. James Harbor Light at Whiskey Point.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Cashman

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This remote inhabited island in Northern Lake Michigan boasts a year-round population of 600 - a large percentage of Irish descent. Time slows down here, offering a serene, relaxed way of life. You are invited to discover Beaver Island for yourself to see its many natural and cultural treasures. Tour the Island by bicycle, or bring your car over on the Ferry or rent a car on Beaver Island  to circle the Island in an afternoon.

Find a wealth of natural resources, including nature preserves and abundant state land for walking, exploring, or just relaxing. Summer means beach walking, enjoying a sunset, exploring the trails, walking the docks and watching the boats sail in.

Protar's house, the Marine Museum or the Old Mormon Print Shop  museum are an open door into the island’s rich history. Home to two lighthouses: the St. James Harbor Light on the north end of the island on Paradise Bay and the fully restored Beaver Head Light Station on the south end of the island (where visitors can climb the tower and view a Fresnel lens for free), Beaver Island is the access point to boat and plane tours to nearly a dozen remote lights such as Squaw Island, St. Helena Island and the Fox Islands.

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Beaver Island Weather

Now
CLOUDY
53°F
CLOUDY, humidity 91%, barometer 30.18,
wind 8 mph SSE
Friday
Breezy with clouds and breaks of sun
66°F | 59°F
Breezy with clouds and breaks of sun
Saturday
Mostly cloudy with a couple of t-storms
68°F | 51°F
Mostly cloudy with a couple of t-storms
Sunday
Some sun with a passing shower
59°F | 46°F
Some sun with a passing shower
Monday
Times of clouds and sun
62°F | 46°F
Times of clouds and sun
Tuesday
Sunny much of the time
62°F | 46°F
Sunny much of the time

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