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Address: Swaney Road, Traverse City, MI
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Off the tourist track

Quiet sandy beach on East Grand Traverse Bay, well known to locals but generally tourist-free. On a quiet bay, sheltered from winds and waves, with buoyed swimming area, sandy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
TAWizard
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Up in Michigan
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Up in Michigan
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet sandy beach on East Grand Traverse Bay, well known to locals but generally tourist-free. On a quiet bay, sheltered from winds and waves, with buoyed swimming area, sandy bottom. Picnic tables, grills, toilets. Great for a family picnic or unwinding after an afternoon of wine touring,

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Indiana
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A 15 minute drive north of Traverse city on 37. A very clear, sandy beach with plenty of parking. Not busy on a Friday afternoon. The restroom was OK but smelled HORRIBLE. No Fee. Would go back next time we are in the area.

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1 Thank mlhuff
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive alone was very scenic to get to the beach. The beach itself was very nice. I liked the size of it. The water was so clear and pretty. I would definitely go back.

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Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a pretty little area! The water was lovely and beach didn't feel crowded or loud. Scenery was great too. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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Piqua, Ohio
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

It is a pretty small beach area on the east side of the penninsula and the day we went it wasn't scorching like it had been for a few days and it was still busy. There isn't a lot of parking which was more inconvenient than anything but despite that, there was still room for more on the beach (or... More 

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Thank jen h
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic beach, not huge but not well-known and generally big enough to keep from feeling crowded. Decent playground equipment (swings, etc) for the young and young at heart. Good bay enclosure limits waves. Sandy bottom as far out at you can walk into East Grand Traverse Bay. Great perch fishing. A mile-ish to the historic Old Mission Store, which is... More 

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Manton, Michigan
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Short swim to the "Junk Pile" . A Ford Pinto at 27'. Lots of fish. A nice beach makes for an easy entry for a good relaxing dive.

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Richmond, Virginia
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Like others have said, this basically used to be a "locals-only" beach and mostly only those living in Old Mission knew about it. It's definitely been discovered, but we still found it less crowded than most other beaches in TC proper and very beautiful. Don't forget to drive around the area a little bit and enjoy the ride from the... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

ok, we could never pronounce it when we were little. but i love this beach. i love the ride out to it. it's small, not very crowded. and it's a lot of locals.

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Thank Pj S
Traverse City, Michigan
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We used to love Haserot beach. It was always pretty secluded, but over the last few years we've noticed a huge increase in visitors to the beach and sadly it's definitely no longer a secret or serene beach. We went today for the first time this summer and the beach was packed, right from the boat launch to the other... More 

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