SBIA Membership Benefits

About Joining SBIA

Shady Beach Improvement Association (SBIA) was founded in 1960 by a group of Shady Beach subdivision homeowners who were looking to make improvements to the neighborhood and provide access to the beach, marina and park for members.  SBIA is NOT a mandatory homeowners association (HOA) but rather a 503a non-profit and voluntary membership based group.  With the majority of Shady Beach residents as members, we welcome you to the neighborhood and hope you will join SBIA to enjoy all it has to offer and meet and build long lasting relationships with the members.

Benefits List

Common Area Maintenance

A substantial part of SBIA member dues is used to maintain all of the common areas including the entrance, parks, and marina grounds.

Shady Beach – Private Beach Park

The beach is the perfect place to relax and feel the breeze, read a book, sunbath or go for a swim.  Our beach has a covered pavilion with picnic tables, a playground for the kids and plenty of grass and sand area for everyone to enjoy.  More info…

Shady Beach Pavilion

Our beach pavilion is available to all members to use and can be rented by members for events such as birthday parties, family reunions, and wedding showers. More info…


From day 1 of your membership you can gain access to use our ramp to launch a boat registered in your name and enjoy Upper Straits lake for the day.  You may also desire one of our 54 docks, which are available via a wait list.  For more info, reach out to Boat Dock  Committee.

The Center Park

Shady Beach’s Park can be enjoyed by all residents and has a half court basketball area and is used a lot in the winter by the kids for the sledding hill.

SBIA Events Throughout the Year!

SBIA hosts events during the year for kids, adults and families.  Our events include: Easter Egg Hunt at the beach, 4th of July Bike Parade, Ice Cream Social, and Fall Chili Cook Off.

Upper Straits Lake Events

Upper Straits Lake is a strong lake community offering many lake wide events including: 

  • Fireworks:  The highlight of the Summer!  A spectacular show every year.
  • Music on the Lake: Four (4) events over the course of the Summer.  These events have local live bands playing at various lake associations on a Friday night and SBIA hosts one of these events at our beach.
  • Kids Fishing Tournament: Kids (up to age 16) are broken into three age groups and participate in this timed event from 8am to noon.  Trophies are awarded for largest fish of 9 species, most caught, smallest caught on a hook and ugliest fish.
  • Lobsterfest: This is the lake’s marque event with over 300 attending this traditional lobster dinner with band/DJ under the stars for adults.