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
CLEAR
4°F
CLEAR, humidity 84%, barometer 30.26,
wind 0 mph CLM
Saturday
Cold with plenty of sun
28°F | 18°F
Cold with plenty of sun
Sunday
Windy with snow at times
38°F | 30°F
Windy with snow at times
Monday
Breezy in the morning; clouds and sun
39°F | 22°F
Breezy in the morning; clouds and sun
Tuesday
Morning snow showers; mostly cloudy
36°F | 24°F
Morning snow showers; mostly cloudy
Wednesday
Partly sunny
44°F | 39°F
Partly sunny

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