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Grand Haven State Park

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Address: 1001 Harbor Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone Number: (616) 847-1309
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Winter Beauty

Everyone loves the warmth of the state park in the summer. The beauty you see in the winter will be enough to warm your heart and soul on that chilly day you take the sight in. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Everyone loves the warmth of the state park in the summer. The beauty you see in the winter will be enough to warm your heart and soul on that chilly day you take the sight in. A must see even in the winter.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had never been to a beach in the dead of winter and I wasn't sure what to expect. I was staying nearby and thought it would be interesting to check out a beach in February. This is one of the best travel decisions I have ever made. The landscape was fascinating. The sand was frozen and left foot impressions... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

I wouldn't want to camp there. The lots are all cement and very, very close together,can't even put your trailer canopy up without hitting the next trailer & there's no place to park your vehicle. Don't think there are fire pits for campfires (and what fun is camping without a campfire) The pier walk is always fun, as is the... More 

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Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Beautiful, fun, nice sand, great get away, beautiful dunes near by, blue fresh water, fun restaurants near by, boat watching, people watching, the magical fountain... A trip well worth it!

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

You can't get a better beach or sand. Pack your beach gear and a light lunch. Spend the day building a sand castle or splashing in the water. Kids will love it and sleep like a baby at night.

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California
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681 helpful votes 681 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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