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Lake Michigan Beach Park

Lake Michigan Drive, Empire, MI 49630
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Afternoon at the beach

There are actually two different beaches you can use at this spot. One side of the parking lot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SpartanFIJI
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Peoria, Illinois
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Great place to spend an afternoon!

This is a very nice beach for families. Nice, soft, sandy beach area that is right in front of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kimberly1971
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Westland, MI
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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“clean beach” (7 reviews)
“great beach” (7 reviews)
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Lake Michigan Drive, Empire, MI 49630
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"watch the sunset"
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"south bar"
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"lake michigan"
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"public beach"
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"petoskey stones"
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"sleeping bear"
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"playground"
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"rocks"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are actually two different beaches you can use at this spot. One side of the parking lot features a small, shallow lake that is ideal for kids. The water is fairly warm and it is sandy out past the dock. It has playground equipment...More

Thank SpartanFIJI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice beach for families. Nice, soft, sandy beach area that is right in front of the parking area (no super long walks from the parking lot loaded down with stuff!). There are lots of rocks along the shoreline, so watershoes are...More

2  Thank Kimberly1971
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little beach located .2 miles from downtown empire. Parking lot fills up quickly so either come early or after 5 when people start leaving. Great place for swimming or playing on the beach.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Super beach and play area for kids. Setting is next to quiet inland lake by Empire. Perfect area to view sunset over Lake Michigan. Basketball, play area let’s kids of all ages with something to do!

Thank bobricketts77
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is hands down the best beach I have ever been to, and I travel a lot. It's not a large area, but we visited several times and it was never crowded. The sand is very soft and the beach is dog friendly. This was...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

We were staying over in Charlevoix and enjoying a nice dinner downtown. Stopped by the beach and left our car there. Sand was clean. Kids enjoyed looking for Petoskey stones (we didn't really know what we were looking for so did not find any). The...More

1  Thank Laura C
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

The Beach is wonderful and the sand very soft. Plus you have a Phantastin view of the Sleeping Bear Dunes

Thank Sibylle B
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Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

We love this beach, family fav. Normally we do the beach on the Lake Michigan side, but it was windy and the water very cold. So the kids swam in South Bar lake all day. Jumping off the dock, swimming under it, and just having...More

3  Thank Robin L
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

The town does a great job of keeping this little gem clean and inviting. Sandy beach, good parking ($1.00 per hour) and friendly staff. Bring a picnic, wake board, and the kids and enjoy the summer.

Thank MichealWhelan
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

I was in Empire to tour the Philip Hart Visitor Center before heading to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore. I decided to wander around town a bit and found this city-owned beach and park. This place has plenty of things in its playground area...More

Thank tgw51
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Alaiedon
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