Point Betsie Lighthouse

Point Betsie Lighthouse, Frankfort: Address, Phone Number, Point Betsie Lighthouse Reviews: 4.5/5

Point Betsie Lighthouse
4.5
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Indy-ND
South Bend, IN3,338 contributions
Aug 2021
Point Betsie Lighthouse is beautiful. The colors of the lighthouse, the blue sky, and the wave action of the water all combine to make for some excellent pictures. It had been at least 5 years since the last time I visited and it was early April then and it was freezing. This visit was in the summer on a warm day, in the evening, so the sun was going down and the light was perfect.

There were also a couple kite surfers out, which just added to the scene. Probably the only unfortunate thing is that the beach seems to have lost a lot of sand, which was blown inland and covering benches and fencing. Just the tops of the fencing was visible.

This is a must visit lighthouse if you are a fan.
Written December 14, 2021
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Chris H
Grand Rapids, MI1,189 contributions
Sep 2021
First off their parking situation is a joke. There's basically NO parking lot. You park along the side of the road.

The lighthouse is very nice it just kinda demands attention sitting on top of a small hill. I didn't go inside for the $5 tour due to it was too busy for my taste.

The gift center / museum display was another building. The display was very nice with lots of information.

The beach portion was spectacular. A nice long beach. To the right in front of lighthouse there's a heavy duty metal seawall. The lake crashing into it creates a very enjoyable sight and occasionally a weird noise. Plus the lighthouse towering over you is great.

Overall a 4 1/2 star review, losing the half due to the crazy parking situation. I'll round up though to the full 5. Would I return? Absolutely!

There is no reason the parking is so stupid. The area behind it is Government land. Put in a frickin parking lot for crying out loud.
Written October 27, 2021
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lbee2017
Wind Lake, WI11 contributions
Oct 2021
Museum was closed the day I visited; would like to return when it is open, because it seemed fascinating. Had a nice walk on the beach, beautiful dunes.
Written October 13, 2021
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rdsm77
Tucson, AZ292 contributions
Jul 2021
It was already 7PM but I still decided to go down to the Point Betsie Lighthouse. One of the best lighthouses I've seen on this trip. It was closed but there was access to the beach. There were three benches almost completely buried in sand. Gotta wonder what it looked like before the sand took over.
Written September 9, 2021
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2LoversatGlovers
Jefferson City, MO9 contributions
Jul 2021
DO NOT go to Michigan and miss this lighthouse! Stunning lighthouse and property surrounding it. I took lots of photos as the water, beach and property just take your breath away. Fun to sift through the rocks and walk along the waters edge. We missed the tour hours but, wish we hadn't.
Written August 8, 2021
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Yvette W
Detroit, MI63 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
This is an awesome attraction. It was soo beautiful. The winds were high and sand was flying. The store was closed. The Point Betsie Lighthouse is one of the most beautiful places in Michigan.
Written July 9, 2021
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mary h
8 contributions
Jun 2021
Start in Frankfort . Ride about half way to Beulah and stop for lunch or break here. Right across the street from the trail are two good choices of restaurants . Both are good check each one out . The trail from here gets more bumpy and rocky.
Written July 1, 2021
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planeaire
Louisville, KY12 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Beautiful old lighthouse with informative tour. Would recommend both. The area is natural sand dunes with other historic structures.
Written June 20, 2021
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Jennifer E
Detroit, MI34 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
A beautiful place to sit and stargaze. We made a girls trip in hopes of seeing the northern lights. The didn't make an appearance, but memories were made.
Written December 13, 2020
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Angie M
Michigan177 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Unfortunately, the light house wasn't open to visit. However, the views were nice as was the area. Nice place to walk.
Written October 16, 2020
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