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Mainland Sea Caves from Meyers Beach

Apostle Island National Lakeshore

Apostle Islands, Wisconsin

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Mainland Sea Caves from Meyers Beach

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  • Sea kayaks ready to go on Meyers Beach.- Mainland Sea Caves from Meyers Beach
  • A group paddling toward the mainland sea caves.- Mainland Sea Caves from Meyers Beach
  • View of the shoreline along the Apostle Island National Lakeshore.- Mainland Sea Caves from Meyers Beach
  • View of the shoreline along the Apostle Island National Lakeshore.- Mainland Sea Caves from Meyers Beach
  • View of the shoreline along the Apostle Island National Lakeshore.- Mainland Sea Caves from Meyers Beach
  • Paddling into the crevasse.- Mainland Sea Caves from Meyers Beach
  • More views of small sea caves.- Mainland Sea Caves from Meyers Beach
  • A keyhole that can be paddled through.- Mainland Sea Caves from Meyers Beach
  • A keyhole that can be paddled through.- Mainland Sea Caves from Meyers Beach
  • View of the shoreline.- Mainland Sea Caves from Meyers Beach
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Pros: 
Views of sea caves. Easy paddle.
Cons: 
Congested.
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Region:
Apostle Islands, WI
Congestion: 
High
Site characteristics: Water: 
Lake
Motorized watercraft allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Parking
Portage required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Total Distance: 
5.00 mi (8.05 km)
Water difficulty: 
Easy / Class A
Current Local Weather:
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Paddle Description

Paddle Description

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This paddle is about a 5 mile round-trip route to the mainland sea caves from Meyers Beach. The paddle starts at Meyers Beach and follows the shore for about 2 miles before the red cliffs and the sea caves come into view. The first major sea cave can be entered one kayak at a time and leads into a beautiful crevasse in the the cliffs. Paddlers who move further east along the shore will find a keyhole arch that kayakers can paddle under about 2.5 miles away from the beach. Paddlers can continue along the shoreline or return to Meyers Beach at any point along the paddle. 

This is a pretty popular paddle due to the access and the amount of guided tours that go here. However, with patience and respect everyone can get a good view of the caves. Note that kayakers should always check the forecast before paddling in Lake Superior. Kayakers should also always wear a wet suit for safety.

Note that Meyers Beach is also accessible via trail.

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