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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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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