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Beautiful

Beautiful beach. It amazes me how blue the water is here. Crystal clear water. Powdery sand... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Julie S
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Looking for Rocks

Vans Beach is a great Beach to go looking for the great Michigan rocks and stones. The twins had... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
McMomn
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful beach. It amazes me how blue the water is here. Crystal clear water. Powdery sand beach. Lots of pebbles. Loved it

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Vans Beach is a great Beach to go looking for the great Michigan rocks and stones. The twins had great fun in the crystal clear water and playing on the beach.

Thank McMomn
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

An easy walk from wherever you can find parking in Leland, Van’s Beach is a great little beach, which, unlike a lot of beaches in Michigan, is dog-friendly (must be on a leash). Partially guarded by the marina breakwater, the beach is pleasant and a...More

1  Thank k4mconsulting
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We visited here after spending an afternoon in Leland. The beach was small and clean. It’s apparently a go-to spot for Leland Blue and Petoskey stones. We didn’t find either, but lots of people around us found some nice stones!

1  Thank SusanT29
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

This beach was recommended to us and I'm so glad we stopped here. It was absolutely beautiful and not super busy. We found some petoskey stones and the kids had fun playing on the beach. It had such a gorgeous shoreline. I would recommend going...More

Thank BCox5495
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Wonderful beach! We got there after a day-long road trip so we didn't get to spend as much time there as we could have. It's great for rock hunting. We were there in late October so it was a little cold to venture in the...More

Thank aregier
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

We love this beach and Leland. We visit several times a year to swim and rock hunt. You will find lots of Petoskey stones and Leland blue. Be sure to get lunch at the Cheese Shanty (cash only!) and enjoy it on the beach. There...More

4  Thank Matthew L
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

Great little beach! We parked in small lot at end of Main Street "South Beach". Lake can be seen from the lot if you're in the right spot; short walk in the sand to beach. The beach extends north to the other street entrance (by...More

2  Thank P S
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Leland Blue is the local stone that people use to make jewelry. I wanted to find some so I did what was suggested by another TripAdvisor review - I brought water sandals (VERY rocky shoreline), a bucket and a strainer. I also went early in...More

10  Thank Pam H
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Did not find a ton, but we found a decent amount of smaller Leland Blue stones here. The beach is very rocky, so some type of water shoe is recommended unless you're there just for swimming, the beach is sandy a little farther out. Beautiful...More

1  Thank Heaban11
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