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Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier

Address: Grand Haven State Park, 1001 Harbor Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Grand Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks

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grand haven, mi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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120 reviews 120 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Spring Lake, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Very nice beach and beachfront. Anyone who comes to SW Michigan should check out Grand Haven's waterfront.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

this is another lighthouse that can be admired from afar. no entry. however if one should be fortunate enough to be in the area when a storm or high winds get the wave action going, what a sight. it is impressive watching the waves going over the pier, and with the freezing waters the ice formations are also quite impressive.... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It's always nice to step out and touch a light house. The area is not a great spot for young children that are not holding an adult hand...it could be very dangerous. Also, the ground is very uneven, so a wheelchair or walker would not really be an option.

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California
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1,040 attraction reviews
535 helpful votes 535 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I'm glad we made it to Grand Haven. It's a big name for a little town but it oozes charm. The pier and lighthouse were very cool!

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You won't want to miss one of the most photographed lighthouses and the boardwalk that follows along the Grand River for a couple miles. The walk continues out to the end of the south pier where you can watch beautiful sunsets over Lake Michigan. At night, the catwalk lights run the entire length of the pier and are simply stunning.... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We went to Grandhaven after dropping my daughter off in Allendale for choir rehearsal. I really just wanted to go see the lighthouse and the water keeping in mind this is in mid-November I don't very very cold day. We did go see the lighthouse we walked on the sand and snow in the beach and the wind was blowing... More 

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Corning, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you are looking for a romantic gateway with your loved one or a family time or just want to enjoy the memorizing sunset in solitary ... this is the place. I went there to click some snaps and enjoy the sunset and it was worth the drive. I'll definitely visit again.

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Marshall, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Grand Haven is known for it's singing sands beaches, but it's also a great place to watch the waves on a blustery day. Mother nature blows through Grand Haven fairly often, so you can bet there is a good chance you'll view some spectacular waves, especially in the fall. So, if you are in the area, take a drive out... More 

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