A new enterprise is coming to New Buffalo, Michigan this summer. The team behind the New Buffalo Beach Club aim to put a twist on the way beach goers enjoy the New Buffalo public beach. I asked Dustin Harvey, the founder of The New Buffalo Beach Club, a series of questions. There has also been some confusion in the public and we here at The Southeast Shore want to put as much information out there as possible.
The New Buffalo Beach Club will be located at the beach, taking over the concession stand building many of you know. The public benches/tables that were there are now part of the Beach Club and will no longer be available for public use.
The City of New Buffalo is putting in a new playground directly next to the New Buffalo Beach Club and we did notice the old tables from the concession area have been moved to the sand.
The New Buffalo Beach Club aims to provide a unique twist to going to the beach, complete with the ability for folks to rent chairs and umbrellas. For $45 per day, visitors to the beach will be able to rent two chairs and one umbrella. Guests will be taken to their chair loungers, where the setup will include an automated system where a push of a button can enable a food, drink or game order.
The New Buffalo Beach Club will be open seven days a week, weather permitting. Times will be from 10:30 am to 10 pm. Another interesting twist is that they plan to be open until October 31st, reopening in mid-March of 2020. Opening weekend of 2019 looks to be Memorial Day Weekend.
Food & Drink
The New Buffalo Beach Club will be an alcohol-free facility serving a twist of typical beach fare. Highlights:
Cold Brew coffees, flavored teas, sparkling water, mocktails and other non-alcoholic frozen drinks
Frisbee Fries - Gourmet fries, served in a frisbee. Choose up to 60 toppings including 11 protein choices, 21 sauces, five cheeses, 16 veggies and five seasonings. Fries are cooked in an air fryer system with no oils.
Weekend Shrimp Bakes - A family style setup complete with fries, Indiana Sweet Corn, large seasoned shrimp and the option for andouille sausage or hot links and onions. After the meal, each party will receive a whole watermelon to enjoy table side. The watermelon will be served tableside.
Terror and Destruction Milkshakes - Hearty milkshakes served with toppings like cake, donuts and candy
Mocktails - Using assorted BIA Coconut waters, Island Oasis smoothie flavors and sparkling waters. Over 30 speciality mocktails included.
The New Buffalo Beach Club will have a weekly calendar chock full of things like Children’s Pirate Hour, private volleyball lessons, treasure hunts and over 30 activities that beach guests will be able to enjoy.
The team will also have full game setups for rent including corn hole, volleyball, beach dice and more.
Dustin shared that not only will all the food be served in reusable Frisbees, but paper straws and reusable lides will be used. In addition, the cups will be reusable and the utensils will biodegrade in 240 days. The New Buffalo Beach Club will be donating three recycling bins and 100% of the recycling proceeds are being donated to Special Olympics.
We are excited to see this addition to the New Buffalo Public Beach! Welcome to the area, Dustin and family. We encourage local residents to check out the setup after Memorial Day!