Yes, Iowa’s landlocked, but that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on going to the beach! If you grew up in Iowa or surrounding states, then chances are you’re already familiar with or have visited popular tourist destinations like Okoboji and Spirit Lake.

But what if you’re looking for something new, or closer to home, or just a little more off the beaten path? Well, it turns out that Iowa offers some great lesser known beaches that will more than fulfill your desire for some sun and watery summer fun.

Looking for other types of outdoor fun on the water? Then check out These 9 Amazing Spots in Iowa That Are Perfect For Fishing.

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