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Grand Haven State Park

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Address: 1001 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1746
Phone Number: (616) 847-1309

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Best spot in west michigan

Beautiful! Will remind you of the ocean only without all the dangerous creatures! Close to downtown and sunsets are amazing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jayce D
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful! Will remind you of the ocean only without all the dangerous creatures! Close to downtown and sunsets are amazing.

Thank Jayce D
Hamilton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit with lots to do. Several trips there the last few years with plans to return. Different seasons, different things to do. Blueberry season is great!

Thank Bardy1953
Kenai, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of camp sites, 15 sand volley ball courts. great view of the lake. Very family oriented, Easy assess

Thank Terry S
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You wont find a better beach out there with the views, people,cullture and all that Grand Haven has to offer. If you are camping you have shopping and restaurants downtown and a beach in front of you and f you are there for the day you have heaven for the day with cleanest beaches and a pier to walk and... More 

Thank Wozdav27
Jamaica, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Ann Arbor, MI to Grand Haven State Park. It's a good beach option for locals but definitely not worth a 3 hour drive. Also if you've been to the Upper Peninsula to see waterfalls or Mackinac Island then you will find this bland and boring.

Thank FISLAM85
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a week in Grand haven last week of August Always enjoy coming to the beach . Lucky to have warm water and a day of big waves

Thank brooklyne
Goodrich, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well kept beach. Beautiful soft sand and waters. Clean, Clean, Clean. Spent a couple of hours when it was in the 80's. Water was very warm which is unusual for Lake Michigan. Michigan had a very hot summer though that contributed to the water temperature. Would come back again.

Thank Paula S
Wyoming, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Best beach around. We always have a nice time. Sometimes you have a hard time finding a parking spot if you get there late.

Thank knollken
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I was really surprised that this is called a state park. It looks like a parking lot with RV's about 15 feet from each other. The only redeeming quality is that it is right on the beach. The sand is so soft and the view of the light house is great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This beach is amazing lots of soft sand and great swimming. Parking doesn't seem to be a problem if you get there early

Thank 110timothyl

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