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Living in a border city has always been such a positive for our family. Being residents of Essex County, Ontario, we’ve always gotten the best of two cities – Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. We cross the border fairly frequently for events, food, fun, and lots of shopping.
Last weekend, our family crossed the border for some shopping and we decided to visit The Beach Detroit. Check out our experience at this unique ball pit below!
I saw a post about The Beach pop up in my Facebook scroll just a few days before we had planned a trip to Detroit. Perfect timing! After doing some research, I knew we had to go.
The Beach is a temporary art installation created by Snarkitecture, a New York design group. The installation features a pop-up beach themed room containing a “pool” filled with thousands of recyclable, antimicrobial plastic balls as well as beach chairs and umbrellas for lounging. There are even “lifeguards” on duty!
The entire space is clean, white, bright, and perfect for photos. You can see some of my favourites below.
Where is it and when can I go?
The Beach Detroit is located at 1001 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan and is only open from now until April 14, 2019. It’s open 7 days a week, and you can find hours of operation here.
Who can attend and how much does it cost?
It is open to all ages and completely free to attend.
Do you need a reservation?
Not necessarily. Every Wednesday, they open up slots for reservations here. We took a chance, showed up without a reservation, and got right in the next time slot. If you’re going to try and walk-in, I recommend going right when they open, as the employees told us there has been up to a 4 hour wait.
As you can see, our family had a blast.
If you’re in Detroit any time soon, you have to check this place out before in closes mid-April. #TheBeachDetroit