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Grand Haven State Park

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Address: 1001 Harbor Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone Number: (616) 847-1309
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Spent several days on the waterfront and beach. Beach clean and not overly crowded. Great sand with freshwater and no sharks😉. Shops along the boardwalk and close to downtown area

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Steve W
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were considering staying here and decided to do a drive thru. Location is perfect, directly on the shores of Lake Michigan. Beautiful, white sandy beach which is HUGE. The town was bustling with vacationers, plenty of businesses for grocery, ice-cream, restaurant and shopping needs. The campground itself was the most jam packed campground I have ever seen! Sites were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent several days on the waterfront and beach. Beach clean and not overly crowded. Great sand with freshwater and no sharks😉. Shops along the boardwalk and close to downtown area

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Thank Steve W
Chicago, Illinois
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262 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Beach at Grand Haven State park is awesome! The Pier is spectacular to walk on and watch the sunset, the beach is huge and plentiful for any activity you wish to partake in! Also there are always unique events happening at The Grand Haven State Park!

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Thank FrankFern
Ellettsville, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very crowded, especially at night. We found the beach kind of dirty, but we were there in evening. Lots of RVs vacationing at the state park, plus other tourists made it a busy evening. Sunset was nice, though. We thought the city beach next door was a better option, especially for small children.

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Canton, Michigan
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60 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were camped at Hoffmaster and drove down to Grand Haven SP to check out the camping situation. We had been here years ago during the off season so seeing this in the busy summer months was an eye opener. This is parking lot camping with lots of sand and little to no shade. Many of the trees in the... More 

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Canton
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice beach, with soft sandy beaches, great views of Lake MI and the Lighthouse on the Pier to the side. Most definitely a place to visit along the way, and there are many homes and condos across the street for rent with beautiful views of the beach and water, or you can camp right on the beach if you... More 

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Thank Christine G
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the beach, had people cleaning the beach along the water while we were there. Bathrooms need to be cleaned and better attended to. Terrible! All in all nice place for a day at the beach and a picnic. Alot of tables with a few trees to get out of the sun. Would recommend

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Thank u11nvrkn00
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view is beautiful! It's right on the beach of Grand Haven and the sand is powdery and lovely! It is a little walk to shops and restaurants, but not too bad. It can be a bit crowded so if you're seeking a peaceful spot, this may not be the place. The lighthouse and pier are right there and the... More 

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Thank Hillary160
Grand Haven, Michigan, Usa
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Living here we sometimes forget how beautiful our own beach is and our lighthouse! The whole area is always clean, it's close to all our favorite restaurants, and the people we see are always friendly!

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Thank Kathleen K
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always enjoy visiting the State Park weekday evenings when my friends are playing volleyball. Easy parking, beautiful beach!

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