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Pere Marquette Park

Address: 1601 Beach Street, Muskegon, MI 49440
Phone Number: (231) 755-5022
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Muskegon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors

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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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muskegon, MI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Gillette, Wyoming
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Always a great time at this beach Clean Well lit Missed the new restaurant opening Sandy white beaches Available restrooms and bath houses Beautiful sunsets Great place to play beach volleyball Kids have a inlet to play in protected by both piers Playgrounds nearby and perfect picnicking spots Connected to bike paths Must see!

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Archbold
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Was expecting more of a park vibe (hiking, picnicking etc) was pretty much just a beach. We did take the walkway out to the little lighthouse which was nice. Would definitely go back with the kids.

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west marin, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Once an amusement park, now open sandy beach with picturesque lighthouse, channel to Muskegon Lake, submarines to visit, good fishing, swimming, sun bathing.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A very large, clean, and beautiful beach on Lake Michigan with a pier to walk and a playground. There is a place to change and even a little rinsing station to get the sand off your feet. All of this and it's free! Very well worth the trip.

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What is not to like? Very clean beach; very safe beach; also, a nice picnic/park area with playground and bathrooms. The channel walk allows hikers a sidewalk area to walk the full length of the channel from Lake Michigan to Muskegon Lake. Large freighters, sailboats, and all sizes of personal craft are in the channel at any given moment. Be... More 

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