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Holland State Park Beach

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Most beautiful beach in West Michigan

Ottawa Beach is golden sand and wide open spaces with a pier, great for walking and watching... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Holland, Michigan
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This is a destination for nature lovers any time of year if you are in the west Michigan area. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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2215 Ottawa Beach Rd, West end of Ottawa Beach Road, Holland, MI 49424-2344
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ottawa Beach is golden sand and wide open spaces with a pier, great for walking and watching beautiful MICHIGAN sunsets!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jackdG7396RD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a destination for nature lovers any time of year if you are in the west Michigan area. The scenery changes with the weather. You can find plenty of peaceful places to sit an relax, or for more exercise, you can take a walk...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 574ronalde
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large beach, access to walking pier. Swimming area, Nothing beats a day at the Holland State Park! Concessions available.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nancy S
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

One of the nicest beaches in Michigan. Large beach area. Great channel to sit by to watch boats & lets not forget Big Red Lighthouse.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gasser21
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This beach is absolutely beautiful. Definitely recommend. Stay the day! It doesn't even feel like you are in Michigan!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rtsnodgrass07
Reviewed December 8, 2018

This is a wonderful state park. Enjoy swimming, or sun bathing, or just watching the boats travel the channel. The sunsets can be brilliant and the light house is picturesque. When taking pictures, avoid including the tacky disney esque house on the south side of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alstee6
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Clean, beautiful, sandy beach. Convenient concession stand. Beautiful beach with great walking along the beach, down the pier, or around the beautiful park.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SandyVN
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Love this state park beach. Lovely place the watch the sun set, watch kiteboarders on a windy day, or simply walk the beach or boardwalk. We love this place. Can't get enough of it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bradjanwilkins
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Love the large beach and view of the lighthouse and sandy bluff. I love the west side of the state and Lake Michigan. Pretty drive from Holland with views of beautiful homes. A beautiful area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Denise G
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We stopped for a quick visit while visiting the area. It is a beautiful beach, plenty of parking.. would love to come back and visit in the summer months!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JenniferK56
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November 25, 2018|
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Response from Roadqueen72 | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, but am not 100% sure.
November 25, 2018|
Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
There are NO full hook-ups in the non-beach camping area.
August 15, 2018|
Response from Salvador V | Reviewed this property |
Macatawa lake is right in front of Holland state park and probably 30 mins tomorrow lake Michigan. They are both beautiful but macatawa lake is less busy if you find the right spot.
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pittsburgh, pa
Distance to the beach (1 Reply)
Does anyone know how long of a drive it is from the FairField Inn on West Shore Drive to either Holland State Park or Tunnel Park? Thanks
July 15, 2007|
Response fromYooperbacker|
Hello marshallmathersfan, The distance from the FairField Inn to the Holland State Park is 8 miles, 17 minutes. From FairField Inn to the Tunnel Park is 8 miles, 15 minutes according to the Rand McNally web site.
Columbus, Ohio
Beach Access (9 Replies)
I have been researching the beaches in and around Holland. I see that Holland State Park charges a fee to enter and its $8 per person. Is that correct or it is $8 per car? Are there any other beaches that you can access for free? I do not mind driving to other beaches. I have a 4 yr old and staying at the beacdh all day is not an option so i am looking to get the most bng for my buck.
June 27, 2012|
Response fromdoggy1|
For non state residents it is $8 per car for the day. Holland State Park has a lot to offer for $8. Tunnel Park is a Ottawa County Park about 3 miles north of the state park. They also charge a daily use fee. If you get to the state park early enough in the day, there is a very small beach area on Lake Mac that many of the campers use. Its located right across from the Ottawa Beach Inn Restaurant near the campground. There is very limited street parking, and this beach would not be on Lake...More
Grand Rapids, MI
Beach near Piper? (1 Reply)
We're heading to the Piper restaurant and are wondering if there are any nice beach areas nearby without driving around lake Macatowa to Holland State Park. Thanks!
August 14, 2009|
Response fromRono|
I'm not aware of any. In the old days when Point West was still out there you drive out and get to the beach. I think they close the road to the public shortly after the Piper now. Good question, I'd like to know also.