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“One of my favorite places ever”

Holland State Park Beach
Ranked #1 of 54 things to do in Holland
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Michigan
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85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“One of my favorite places ever”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

One of my go to places on the west coast. I've never had a problem getting a spot in the parking lot even when it was very crowded. They have a nice concession stand and restrooms-like all of them though the women's bathroom doesn't have enough stalls. What I love is that there is a channel right there where the boats come out to Lake Michigan from Lake Macatawa and it's less crowded to sit there if you don't care about actually swimming in the lake. There are dunes to climb if you so desire and you can also walk out on the pier. Really great beach.

Visited August 2013
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Iowa City, Iowa
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48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great beach”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

This beach is very nice - really clean and there is a concession stand and gift shop right there also. They have good shower and restroom facilities, volleyball nets, and picnic tables. There is a fee to drive in ($6 or $7).

Visited August 2013
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Orchard Park, New York
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186 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Beautiful, sandy beach, easy to get to.”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Anyone can appreciate this beach, but you will especially like it if you have not had an opportunity to visit the beaches on the east side of Lake Michigan. The beaches on this side tend to have a lot of great sand, not pebbles and the water is crystal clear. The surrounding area seems safe and you can enjoy a bike path that goes to the park from miles away if you prefer that. The mornings we were there tended to be nice and quiet and we were there on great summer weather days. Small fee to get in if you bring your car, but free if you ride your bike in.

Visited August 2013
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St. Louis
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Big red is awesome”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Whats not to like, I just wish someone had told us when we began our trip you could buy a pass for all the parks and not pay a 1 day fee when you showed up.

Visited July 2013
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Arlington, MA
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118 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Nice beach afternoon”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is a really nice beach right at the entrance to Lake Macatawa. The swimming area is protected from boats, but you can enjoy watching boat traffic coming and going from the entrance. The sand is fabulous! There are changing facilities.

Visited August 2013
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