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“In a state covered with water we have A DOG BEACH!!!”

Ranked #14 of 41 things to do in Muskegon
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detroit
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“In a state covered with water we have A DOG BEACH!!!”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

I love this place. Our Jack Russel especially loves this place. Not many beautiful sandy beaches where one can roam free with your 4 legged friend. We live on the east side of the state and we take the 2 1/2 hour drive just so we can take the dog to the beach. Be prepared to walk down and up a lot of steps leading down to the beach, this may be hard for some people, but if you take your time you should be fine :-) I have not experienced the flys that some people have mentioned; however, I have only gone there in July and August. Oh, just make sure you clean up after your 4 legged pal... we need to keep this place clean!

Visited July 2013
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Ann Arbor, MI
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176 reviews
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“Great to have a dog beach!”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

With the hundreds of miles of Great Lakes shoreline you'd think it would be easier to find a beach that allows dogs along Lake Michigan (and you'd be wrong!).

Kruse Park is free and run by the city of Muskegon. It is a beautiful beach with a few flights of stairs down to the beach level. Dogs are allowed to the righthand side of the beach and the area stretches about 1/2-3/4 mile so there's plenty of room to walk and play with your dog.

It is a lot of fun to hang out at the beach with dogs and their owners. A lot of exhausted, sandy, wet dogs go home from this beach each day.

You would think that the dog owners would recognize what a great thing it is to have this beach space and follow the two simple rules--clean up after your dog (with bags provided) and keep your dog on a leash. Unfortunately that is not the case. The beach was littered with dog droppings both times we went last week and there were packs of dogs running free.

As a tourist, I would like to pay a fee to use this park and have the money used to clean the area (including the giant stinking pile of plastic bags with dog droppings in them on the beach and the droppings left on the sand).

We have a great time at this beach, but it could be so much nicer if dog owners would be respectful of the beach and other beach goers.

Come on dog owners--is it really that hard to follow two simple rules and carry your plastic bags to the top of the stairs to dispose of?

Visited June 2013
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Orlando, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Doggie funzone!”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Awesome. Good dogs, polite owners, easy access, calm waters. Too bad not everyone picks up after their dogs.

Visited June 2013
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Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Best Dog Beach”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

This is a great beach to take your dog. It's a disignated dog beach and there are dozens of dogs enjoying time on the beach with owners who clean up after them.

Visited September 2012
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Muskegon, Michigan
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“Great off leash dog partk”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Off leash dog park on north end of beach. Quite a hike from the parking lot and the sand was hot. Recommend morning or evening adventure. Was great to play in the water with my golden retriever.

Visited June 2012
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