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Pere Marquette Park

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Address: 1601 Beach Street, Muskegon, MI 49440
Phone Number: (231) 755-5022

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Took 5 year old granddaughter with us and she loved it! She especially liked getting splashed by the big waves out by the lighthouse! She was one happy little girl and she keeps... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Muskegon
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Muskegon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took 5 year old granddaughter with us and she loved it! She especially liked getting splashed by the big waves out by the lighthouse! She was one happy little girl and she keeps asking when can we go back? Excellent place for families.

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place, also called "The Ovals", is the best kept secret. Lake Michigan is so large that the beautiful yellow sand beach gives the impression of being on the Pacific Ocean but no smell of fish. The seagulls give the "music of the beach", soaring windsurfers for entertainment, and a great place to visit all summer long. This place within... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Promoters call the Great Lakes shoreline the "Third Coast" (as in East Coast, West Coast, Third Coast). If you're a beach lover, this fresh water expanse is generally cleaner and less crowded than any ocean beach I've visited, and the water contains nothing that bites or stings. The down side is that the water stays colder much longer than the... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A great place for families to enjoy beach & water. Plan to stay for a while to take in the beauty of the gorgeous sunsets that occur every night.

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Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We have spent many days off the shore of Pere Marquette Boating in the summer - and many walks out to the light house. Beautiful!

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Pere Marquette is a lovely, clean beach with a fantastic lighthouse you can walk out to. The water and shoreline is very clean(not sludgy like the Chicago side of Lake Michigan). There are restrooms and venders plus a picnic area with tables if you choose. For families there is a playground and a special area just for the dogs! Whether... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lots of beach, Plenty of parking. Great play areas. Nice restaurant. Safe area. Life guards most summer days.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We have lived near Pere Marquette for 20+ years and have enjoyed it more and more. Great for families or for just hanging out on a "beach day". The photography opportunities are endless - I love to set up my tripod and record the sunlight and the waves. It is beautiful all year round... come and visit!

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is an absolutely amazing public beach. The white sands seem to go forever. You can walk on the beach, on the breakwater out to the lighthouse or on the sidewalk away from the water. There are several areas with swings, slides and rides for kids. If you like waves, stay outside of the breakwater but inside is quiet and... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

No trip to Muskegon is complete until we have gone to Pere Marquette Park and walked along the breakwater. I grew up in Muskegon and Pere Marquette Park is so much a part of my life. We used to have family reunions on the beach, Sunday picnics with family, lots of wonderful hours spent swimming in Lake Michigan, playing volleyball,... More 

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