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Grand Haven State Park

Address: 1001 Harbor Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone Number: (616) 847-1309
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Grand Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors

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California
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1,593 reviews 1,593 reviews
1,035 attraction reviews
418 helpful votes 418 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This state park has a really amazing beach, almost pure white. Got crowded as the day wore on. Very nice pier and lighthouse.

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Buckeye, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The sand is very clean. It can be very busy so get there early. You will want to get a State Park pass so that you can park right at the beach parking. There are lots of places to get ice cream and food on the drive in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When a friend saw my vacation pictures he asked if we had gone to the caribbean. Beautiful sand, lots of room to walk, can't say enough about it. If you are ever in that part of the world, GO!!!

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Grand Haven, MI
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We love Grand Haven State Park - it is an excellent park. It has a very large, long and sandy beach with central bathrooms, changing building and snack shop. Great for swimming, sunning, and picnicking. The campground is fairly compact and sandy but has numerous sites for RV's, pop-ups, even tents. There are usually a large number of RV's and... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

If you can get a beach site can camp right next to the sand. Nice view. Next to pier and walk to downtown. Bathrooms clean.

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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

When I was a child we would visit family here. I remember being able to bike the whole town not only in one day but by ourselves. No worries here, every one is friendly, and they sleep with their doors unlocked. I would love to visit again sometime.

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Wayland, Michigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Had a great time playing in the water and walking the pier The water was extremely inviting and clean

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Grand Haven State Park is the perfect place to see Lake Michigan!We went later in the afternoon and watched the sunset.It was incredibly beautiful and peaceful.If you need to do some thinking or destress this place is for you!I dont think I've ever felt more relaxed listening to the waves,letting them wash over your feet and feeling the warm sand... More 

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Southeast Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I enjoyed this beach a lot...Loved it. There isn't a whole lot to share, well because its the Lake Michigan Shoreline. And that's Awesome. What more is there else say? The parking was good, beach was clean and packed with happy people. I liked that the land was flat....as in at some other parks along the shoreline, you walk down... More 

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12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I visited this park when I had a business trip to Grand Rapids. It was worth the drive! The beach was clean and sand was soft. It was a colder day for august so we didn't get in the water but it looked really clean. You can camp here but it looks cramped, and you're on cement. They had lots... More 

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