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Grand Haven State Park

1001 Harbor Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 847-1309
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Grand Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Very little shade, very close together in campground. Beautiful beach, beautiful sunsets on Lake Michigan. Clean state park.

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Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This park is a large parking lot that does sit right on the shore of Lake Michigan. Mostly used for camping with large camper/RV’s. Very busy. It does have a nice beach area but with so many people on it, it is not one of the cleaner beaches around. Worth a visit to take a walk out on the pier... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Spent a nice day here. Beach was pretty busy the day we were there, but not packed. There is a playground for the kids and several tables for a picnic. The campground is right next to the beach as well.

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Constantine, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We camped in the park, it is definitely a different style of camping. You camp on cement and have sand all around. We took 4 little ones with us and they had a great time. You are literally in a large parking lot. I felt sorry for the camper next to us, since we had small children. Noisy!!! The bath... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Fantastic but always crowded to the point that I would generally prefer one of the other nearby beaches. Often has special events like beach volleyball or a sand castle competition or something else. There's not a fee to enjoy the beach itself if you can walk there, but there is one to park.

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It cost $9 to park here yes they have restrooms and a large very busy beach but I am sure this area has better beaches then this one.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very nice beach, waterfront walkways out to the light house. The campground were full when we visited in anticipation of the 4th of July weekend.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

PROS: ample parking; convenient bathrooms nearby; easy walk to and from the beach to the lighthouse; CONS: none; it offers plenty of photo opportunities.

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Brighton, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

For the 2nd year in a row we participated in the National Soccer in the Sand event. Grand Haven State Park is beautiful. The only down side in this visit is that the concession stand was closed and they only had porta-potties. That needs to be rectified for next year!

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Even though the weather was cool & windy and we just wanted to visit for a couple of hours, my family and I stayed the whole day. The beach itself was very clean, the people there we great, and the pier/lighthouse area was very nice; it seemed like you were in a New England setting. The most impressive part of... More

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