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“Sunset”

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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Walked down for the sunset after eating at the Stray Dog. Very nice beach and while the weather was a little cool, the place was still busy. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Nice place to spend some time

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Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

The beach is always active with people. When we were there they had rental kayaks. If you get the chance catch the sunset it's my favorite time to go, you can get some amazing pictures.

Thank Crystal T
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Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

When compared to the beaches we've been to in New Jersey, The Gulf coast & California the beach was small (in length). However it was nicely kept. The unusual material they use instead of sand was strange. There was a slope down from the dry sand to the water and our feet sank in, much more than in sand. Also it was very difficult to walk on as it was very, very hot.

It is a cute beach with a little lighthouse & play ground for the kids.

We also had burgers at a little hut right as you go onto the sand. They were really delicious!

Parking at the beach lot is $12 and it's about the only place to park if you don't want to walk several blocks.

Thank Ann B
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Reviewed June 24, 2017

We arrived at 9am and were easily able to find free parking walking distance from the beach. We stayed until about 12, and it was just starting to get busy when we left.
There was a big stretch of soft sand down to the shore, but right at the water it's stony. We had fun looking at the rocks and skipping them (lots of flat ones), but recommend footwear for a long walk down the beach. You can walk down the shore a very long way, despite the private beach signs--everyone has shoreline rights, you just can't set out your things and spend the day on those beaches.
You will also find: life guard, concession stand, small bathroom (4 stalls was fine in the morning, but was crowded around noon), SUP board rentals, a breakwater to climb on, some swings, and a small boardwalk up a dune. You can watch the boats at the marina and easily walk to restaurants, ice cream, and shops.
I had a really pleasant time, and thought the beach was clean and well-maintained, but I agree that it could use a bigger bathroom facility (or at least a separate changing facility) for the amount of use it gets.

1  Thank trueindigo
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Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

We where staying in three oaks and thought we would drive over and check out this beach for the day ! While Lake Michigan is beautiful and I could look at it all day the beach is to rocky here and other beaches you can walk out about a half mile before it gets neck high . Not at this one ! It has a quick drop and that made it even colder then it already was . It is small and once again the sand is pretty rocky it made the sand hotter and harder getting in and out of the water.I also want to say we paid 7 dollars to go to some awesome beaches in Michigan and this place charged 12.00.

3  Thank Angela D
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