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Lake Michigan Beach Park

Lake Michigan Drive, Empire, MI 49630
+1 231-326-5466
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Nice Beach

This was a nice stop off on a busy day. We enjoyed a picnic here. It was quiet which was great as... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2017
Johanna W
Battle Creek, Michigan
A nice place to visit

Walked to the park while at CTCA. There is a nice walking path. The beach area is kept clean and... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2016
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Lake Michigan Drive, Empire, MI 49630
+1 231-326-5466
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Reviewed January 31, 2017

This was a nice stop off on a busy day. We enjoyed a picnic here. It was quiet which was great as the day had been super busy.

Thank Johanna W
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Walked to the park while at CTCA. There is a nice walking path. The beach area is kept clean and nice to visit. There is a lot of area in the beach to take in nature!

Thank cyburg
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Wonderful, family-friendly beach with a playground, fire pits and grills for cooking. Wonderful swimming here and the perfect spot for a sunset.

Thank MaryDSmith
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Though crowded in mid-summer, this family-friendly beach is a beauty at sunset. Nestled smack between two sections of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, parking is limited, but there is a small playground, beach pits for actual fires, soft sand, restrooms, water fountain, and amazing views of...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here with our grandchildren after lunch. We were very surprised how nice it was. The is a $1 fee to park for an hour but we were lucky enough that someone gave us his ticket with 40 min left on it. The dollar...More

1  Thank SteveandChrisN
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Nice sand beach, benches, even firepit rings. We caught a beautiful sunset and enjoyed watching various groups around multiple firepits. Almost magical.

1  Thank Ann G
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Nice town beach. Beautiful facility. Overflow parking if needed. Had home-based ourselves in Empire for our 4 day visit to the area and joined others one evening for an incredible sunset. Clear sky and burning red sun disappearing into Lake Michigan. Was a delightful air...More

1  Thank Molly S
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

It's an easy beach to get to. They charge a dollar an hour but worth it! The front side is cooler than the back side. My daughters loved the pier. They jumped off it several times

1  Thank Holly H
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We spent an afternoon at this beach. It's easy to find just outside of Empire. We enjoyed the option to also swim at North Bar Lake which is a bit warmer but not as blue and clear. My son was excited to find a Petosky...More

1  Thank badlandsbaby
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Close public beach to sleeping bear dunes. Lots of rocks though water shoes would have helped. Water is gorgeous shades of blue and green.

Thank Gina W
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are dogs allowed in the water at the beach?
August 3, 2016|
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Response from Carmen M | Reviewed this property |
We saw dogs there.
Is there a grill available to use at empire beach
August 20, 2015|
Response from Jak2605 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, charcoal grills and picnic tables and volleyball nets. Also there are several barrels on the beach for a beach fire. Really an awesome place to picnic and see the sunset!