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Go in nice weather

This park would have been much more enjoyable in the summer over the winter. We were in town to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Valparaiso, Indiana
Grand Haven Beach

Lake Michigan beaches are some of the most beautiful beaches in our country! With that being said... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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1001 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1746
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park would have been much more enjoyable in the summer over the winter. We were in town to see the frozen lighthouses and decide to check out the park. It was really beautiful. The beach was lovely even under snow. We will be back...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MadDogTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Michigan beaches are some of the most beautiful beaches in our country! With that being said, Grand Haven just isn't a favorite for us, unless we are planning on just watching the sunset and going down to the fountains. The beach is smaller and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank melissadU8051XM
Reviewed November 12, 2018

They are adding a new bathroom along the boardwalk near the pier, and it is going to be really nice. They always keep the beach area very nice, having reworked the sand on the beach earlier this year to make a better beach with the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Coach M
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The shore of Lake Michgan is nice, the sand is white. Good combination of dunes and beach. The water is not that cold

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Irina N D
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I live in the area,so I see the park all year. State Park so you will need to purchase a day pass or annual for admission. This will be in 2 parts. First, day use park, open May thru October (fee) same as camping. Great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tagovan1
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Grand Haven State Park is a decent Beach that's a great place to while away a few hours sunbathing. Nothing here is mind blowing but its a nice place to spend a few hours.In peak season you have to pay for parking though.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Great place if you are looking for a beautiful beach that is well maintained and clean. Close to town and great restaurants and shops.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sriversx
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Very clean beach. Lots of room to spread out and play. Jungle gym for the little ones and public bathrooms. Close free parking. Had a great time!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fearless512401
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Grand haven state park is one of a kind in Michigan. Sand sand and more sand on the shores of Lake Michigan. Easy walk to downtown Grand Haven. Paved sites, bring your own campfire ring, some of the spots are very tight to your neighbors....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jeff M
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We spent Labor Day weekend in Grand Haven (rented a great house in VRBO (ID#3495870). Enjoyed some perfect waves and sunsets. Volleyball nets available, as well. Beautiful beach and we can't wait to go back.

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 12, 2018|
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Response from Sandy B | Reviewed this property |
The state park fee is $9 for the day unless you bought the state park pass with your license plate renewal for Michigan. Parking within is no charge. There is limited parking on the street.
Anna B
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Chris T | Reviewed this property |
Kirk Park has a great dog beach, though on nice days it gets very busy with tons of dogs, so be sure your dogs can handle all the craziness of noses in butts!!!! I know Grand Haven State Park does not allow dogs, and I... More
Mary R
September 22, 2017|
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Response from FancyFree55 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the beach is a public beach, and you can stay whenever you like.