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Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier

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Address: Grand Haven State Park, 1001 Harbor Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
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Another beautiful sunset view of Lake Michigan

Very nice lighthouse, right by the state park...vending machines and restrooms, plenty of parking, great beach...highly recommend this place

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very nice lighthouse, right by the state park...vending machines and restrooms, plenty of parking, great beach...highly recommend this place

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Perfect time to see how the winter is along the lake. Beautiful ice formations. Everyone should see Grand Haven's winter beauty at least once. We are making it an annual event.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This would be rated one of the best beaches on the planet if you could swim it year round - no salt, no sharks! Seriously this is a beautiful beach, great for walking. The pier is the place to be in summer. You can walk it, bike it, or swim off it. Just read and heed the warnings please -... More 

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Coopersville, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Whether you're enjoying a stay in the beautiful city of Grand Haven Michigan or just driving through, it is definitely worth taking time to go out to Lake Michigan at Grand Haven State Park, Michigan's busiest. And it's no wonder...the incredible beach, boardwalk and waterfront are a sun, fun and sight lovers' special. The location and varied attractions are second... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It was a bit of a nightmare getting there as the wind from Lake MI had caused a bit of a snow storm, just me and a family, it was worth a three hour drive. it was stunning in the snow and ice. Be careful with your footing - great if you love to take photos

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a beautiful lighthouse and pier regardless of the season, but it is just for viewing during the winter months. Lake Michigan splashes up against the pier during the winter and the result is a snow and ice encrusted pier which becomes treacherous. Look at the pier from a distance during the cold weather months and then return during... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This lighthouse is packed in the summer time and frequently you cannot get into the parking lot. But at 3 degrees and wind chills below zero, you can get into the parking lot, take the cold and windy walk out to this beautiful lighthouse. The red against the snow make for lovely pictures! Town is just up the bend and... More 

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Eastpointe, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Visited the lighthouse covered in ice. The ice had a beautiful wind blown effect that was just amazing.The beaches were covered in ice formations that were just beyond words. A must visit in winter time.

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grand haven, mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Great place to watch the sunset, and a nice walk down the "boardwalk" from downtown. A few places along the way to get ice-cream, and several bar's restaurants at the in town end of the walk

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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Normally a summer resort town, Grand Haven lighthouse and pier is something magical in the middle of winter. The waves freeze on the beach, and the results are something that has to be seen to be believed. Hundreds of yards of ice covered with snow. Words cannot do justice. Just watch your step, it is very un-even under foot, and... More 

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