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Although one of the smallest beaches in the Madison area, Esther Beach offers excellent views of the lake and the Capitol building. On the southern shores of Lake Monona, it is accessible from several buslines, and a lifeguard is present on weekends. Visitors can relax in the covered pavilion or on one of the many picnic tables nearby.