I guess I believe that there's a great power in letting people do whatever is not prohibited. And there's shortsightness in prohibiting things folks are afraid of, without assessing the risks.
I personally take the safe side and think of a next step and of a step back. A huge empty beach area, lifeguards are OK with kites, I have plenty of room downwind - tell me how an instructor will help me here? How a downtown beach would be safer for me or anybody else?
I could do pretty cool things with kites in the past 9 years, I have no issue to self-launch and self land - and do it without rolling a kite down the beach. So what's missing here - a license fee to be paid?
Believe me I'm not jamming in the middle of bathers
So I guess the casino, Michigan city or Warren dunes a the choice...anything special to be aware of?