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Holland State Park Beach

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Love Holland State Park

Clean, beautiful, sandy beach. Convenient concession stand. Beautiful beach with great walking... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Holland, Michigan
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Beautiful Place

Love this state park beach. Lovely place the watch the sun set, watch kiteboarders on a windy day... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Holland, Michigan
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2215 Ottawa Beach Rd, West end of Ottawa Beach Road, Holland, MI 49424-2344
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 11, 2013

We camped at Holland State Park (Tues. - Thurs.) during Tulip Time Festival. I was worried the campground would be full during the festival but it was less than half full. There are 2 campgrounds in the park, Lake Michigan Campground, right by the beach...More

7  Thank tagnrocky
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 20, 2011

Pros - Convenient water faucets located for cleaning / drinking water. - Restrooms were clean. Campsite seemed safe. Firewood was inexpensive. People were nice. - The beach at Lake Michigan, which is a 10 minute walk down the bike path was really great though. There...More

22  Thank goldjacket
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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.

Thank SandyVN
Reviewed 6 days ago 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.

Thank bradjanwilkins
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Denise G
Reviewed 1 week ago 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!!

Thank JenniferK56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you want to relax and watch the boats travel in and out of the channel; play in the lake, on the sand or fly a kite...this is the place!

Thank Kathie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is tight but the lines are covered with sand so parking is only as big as you could see where. The place is crawling with kids. We took the last spot in the park in a handicapped site close to the bathrooms. We...More

Thank AlnSue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to see the sunset and it was beautiful. I’ve never been on Lake Michigan before and wow, the wind was wild.

Thank uabericm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We camped at the campground nearby and walked to the beach. The beach is nice and the surrounding area is very cute. The ice cream shop on the way is very big and has buzzers for your ice cream!

Thank AlexG8328
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Reviewed this beach last year when we just walked around, sat on benches and enjoyed the view. This year we visited with all our beach gear and trekked on down close to the water, found a nice spot - with a view of the Big...More

1  Thank FurtherOnDownTheRoad
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Nice pleasant atmosphere. Great for the family. Everyone cleans up after themselves. Very scenic with the boats. Great place for the family. Great sandcastles.

Thank windycitygirl2014
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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.
August 10, 2018|
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Response from L5615TZmikeb | Reviewed this property |
Depends if you actually want to touch the lighthouse. If you visit Holland State Park, you can see the lighthouse from across the channel that leads from Lake Macatawa to Lake Michigan. Very short walk from the parking lot... More
Iris B
July 30, 2018|
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Response from L5615TZmikeb | Reviewed this property |
There are boat rentals on Lake Macatawa close by to the State Park. Kayaks, SUP boards, sea-doos, and motor boats are all for rent close by.