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“A great visit even on a cloudy day!”

Grand Haven State Park
Ranked #2 of 32 things to do in Grand Haven
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We took a beautiful walk on the South Pier to see the Lighthouse. We talked with the fisherman on the Pier and there were lots of people enjoying themselves sight seeing, jumping into the water, even as construction is going on.

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

My family took a day trip from the Lansing area to the beach in Grand Haven and had an excellent day! Weather was perfect, water was warm and there were huge waves for body surfing! It cost $11 for a pass, but besides lunch, that's the only money we spent. We walked down the beautiful white sandy beach to the pier and then strolled all the way to the end just in time to see a huge freighter getting ready to pull in. We joined several other families on the pier to take pictures and watch its progress up into the docks. After a few hours, we used the super-clean public restrooms/changing rooms to shower off and change, then headed into the downtown for lunch. Lots of options for dining, and we stumbled into the Tri-Cities Historical Museum where our kids (17, 14 and 14) had a great time exploring. It was a fun free way to top off a great day!

1  Thank Heather K
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

What a wonderful first time experience camping on the beach. It was like being on the ocean, beautiful, soft, clean sand, and no rocks. But, you must love sand, there is no grass. Great for families, lots of asphalt roads for biking, scooters, skateboards and rollerblading. A beautiful river walk and lighthouse at the end of a long pier, fishermen galore and lots of doggies, mine included, in the park. The dogs even have their own part of the beach. Excellent bathroom and shower facilities, even private shower rooms with toilets. Saw two beach weddings and candle lanterns set off at night, just beautiful. You can walk to Grand Haven, lovely shopping and great eating along the way,especially the ice cream.

2  Thank Umbiaa
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is definitely the nicest beach i've been to in the USA. Very clean sand and water, good facilities (bathrooms were surprisingly clean!), plenty of parking, staff were very helpful. The soccer and volleyball nets provide some entertainment for people who don't want to go in the water. Also because the beach is so long, it doesn't get too crowded.

I went around 7pm one night, paid $8.50 which got me into the park again the next day as well. Not sure if it was a two-day pass or something. Definitely go back at sunset, the views are amazing!

Only downside is that the lighthouse is surrounded by scaffolding at the moment, I would love to go back when its not.

1  Thank CW1547
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is a great swimming area! Short walk down the beach to the water. Large, clean restrooms, concessions, and gift shop.

Thank Sheryl H
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