Stearns Park

Stearns Park, Ludington: Address, Stearns Park Reviews: 5/5

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Cathy K
Near Pittsburgh63 contributions
There is a stream of folks heading to the park each evening for the west- facing park’s view of the setting sun...beautifully maintained and handicapped accessible. Plenty of parking and benches. The access to Ludington pierhead light is from this park.
Written September 5, 2021
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dmacnmi
Oakland County, Michigan879 contributions
Family
We stopped by to enjoy a day at the beach. Not a whole lot of people out because the wind made it cooler than we had anticipated. A quick stop downtown to get hoodies and we were back out there. My son enjoyed chasing seagulls. Both kids enjoyed the waves and the playground. I enjoyed watching them and the beautiful sunset! Plenty of parking. Concessions.
Written September 4, 2020
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Bonnie Bettison
41 contributions
We always go to Stearns Park at least once per day when visiting Ludington. The spacious beach, long pier with the light house at the end, and family activities in the grassy parkway separating the parking area and beach from N. Lakeshore Drive is not even the best reason to visit this park. After you witness even one amazing sunset here, you will understand why I say this!
Written October 17, 2020
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Romelia
5 contributions
Solo
It’s a pretty nice beach, I only bring my service dog with me because only service dogs are allowed but I do see pets brought in quite often who get in fights with each other. It can be pretty traumatizing for children to see dogs ripping each other apart. I normally just see dogs when I drive by but in the summertime when I visited (I’m writing this in February of 2022) we ran into 4 dogs that I can remember in total we saw about 60 dogs that summer being brought in. The first dog that I ran into got in my service dogs face and it was peeing on everything including the little hut that sells snacks. The second it was an Australian Shepherd that one should after my dog under the picnic table almost taking a whole table with it. And the other two was an off leash eight week old puppy and a elder Chihuahua which was lunging up in the air trying to attack my dog. The owner said it was an emotional support animal which have no public access rights they only have housing rights. So it’s pretty unfortunate that people pretend their dogs are service dogs just so they can bring them to the beach. The first lady even decided to give me attitude when I said pets were allowed she got in my face and said “you can walk them here on the sidewalk“ but the whole entire park and beach is not pet friendly.
Written February 27, 2022
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Chris H
Grand Rapids, MI1,217 contributions
A very long beach along Ludington's coast. It is also very beautiful, with lots of benches. I appreciate benches. This is a great place to relax and soak in the sun. A place to do Yoga, no thanks. A wonderful place to watch the sunset! A place you can enjoy freighters and The Passenger liner SS Bladder return to port. Very well upkept.

This is an easy 5 star review. I would definitely return!
Written October 28, 2021
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Mrs P
391 contributions
Family
Of course the beach is gorgeous as all West Michigan beaches are but I have to applaud this beach for their multiple wheelchair ramps. They're very nice four-wheel chairs or anyone handicapped and even for elderly people to make it down to the beach. I have knee trouble and ankle trouble and it made walking down to the beach incredibly simple. It also shields you from the hot sand. I saw multiple families with small children using it which is also very nice.
Written July 20, 2021
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JoAnn G
Freeport, IL36 contributions
Couples
My husband and I stayed at Shoreline Inn in Ludington and could walk right across the street to the beach. It was beautiful with awesome sand and not rocky at all. The water was actually warm enough to swim in and was very clear. We brought lawn chairs and spent most of the day at the beach. They have a concession stand that is very convenient with several choices.
We walked out to the lighthouse which was also lots of fun. Great views of the shoreline. We would totally visit this place again. It was so nice to have a great sandy beach with clear and not salty water!
Written July 16, 2020
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Chris W
Mason, OH151 contributions
Couples
I really enjoyed the nice beach and park here. It is a nice walk out to the lighthouse, but I picked a day when the winds picked up so it was a bit wet. Concession stand is convenient for beach goers. Plenty of sand volleyball courts as well.
Written August 5, 2021
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Brian L
Ypsilanti, MI22 contributions
Family
Visited in early August 2020. Beach was clean and not overly crowded. Easy in and out parking with a nice park for kids to also play in. A bug plus is allowing alcohol on the beach, which a lot of other beaches don’t allow for. Premier beach on the west coast.
Written August 7, 2020
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Noelle Wilson
3 contributions
We went there so my husband could skate at the skatepark. It's a nice cement park. Some of the cement was a bit rough, but overall it was nice. Didn't spend much time at the beach, but it seemed clean. Also noticed there's a playground there. Seems like a nice place to spend a day at.
Written August 19, 2020
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