Bete Gris, Michigan: Singing Sands Beach

A mile-long beach of mysterious "singing sand" on the chilly shore of Lake Superior.
Bete Gris Rd, Bete Gris, MI
On the shore of Lake Superior. US Hwy 41 north to the town of Delaware, then turn right onto Lac La Belle Rd. When you reach the Lake, turn left onto Bete Gris Rd and follow the signs to Lake Superior and the beach.
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Singing Sands Beach

We stopped. The sand sounded no different than any other sand. Maybe we were in the wrong area.

[Andy, 06/10/2015]

August 2015: Photo added.

Singing Sands of Bete Gris

This mile long sand beach on the south side of the Keweenaw Penninsula up in the UP of Michigan holds a magical property in that when you place the palm of your hand on the surface of the sand and rotate it the sand resonates with a wonderful sound like the ancient indian maiden that sings out to her betrothed across the Lake Gitche Gummie. The sand will sing "in situ" but will be silent after being taken from the beach. No other beach in the area sings while the sand may appear the same. Bete Gris means Grey Beast and is misspelled, as in French it is correctly spelled "Bete Grise"

[Oznott Wasnott, 10/14/2000]

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