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“Best sandy beach on East Bay with clean public bathrooms.”

Traverse City State Park
Ranked #29 of 115 things to do in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Popular with families, this park offers a variety of outdoor recreations from swimming and sunbathing to biking and camping.
Reviewed October 4, 2012

You can walk to a depth close to shore without hitting rocks. The kids play area, public bathroom and sandy clean beach are well maintained. I can see why my father's co-worker donated to the state parks.

Thank B W W
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Good park in convenient location if you don't mind the US131 noise from the traffic going past. We just walked on the beach and enjoyed the view. It could get cleaned up a little more.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Fantastic location and friendly staff make this park our favorite in Michigan. We like several things about this park: 1) TART trail access- the trail is very convenient and you can ride it all the way to town and even further to Suttons Bay if you choose. Another nice benefit is that there are rear entrances to many amenities near the park such as a market, a coffee shop and Pirates Cove adventure park. 2) the beach- while a bit crowded it is a beautiful sandy beach on the shores of Lake Michigan equipped with a playground for the kids. It's only a short hike over a bridge that crosses US31. 3) Front Street- walk drive or bike to town for some of the best cuisine and shopping that Michigan has to offer. Look at a map before reserving and get a site as far from the road as possible, you won't even know its there.

Thank scorco
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

We have never been to a TC park before. This was a great experience and for the first time signed up for passes to the TC parks. We are older now and now wished we had come here with our children when they were younger. TC beaches are so beautiful.

Thank R F
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Soft sand, warm salt free water, gentle sloping to deeper water. The beach never seemed to get crowded and it's not far from a bar to get a beer!

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