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Grand Haven State Park

1001 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1746
+1 616-847-1309
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Beautiful and clean beach!

This was my first time to Grand Haven and the State Park. We parked free on the street and entered... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lori M
Indianapolis, Indiana

I spent a lot of time in this beach as a child learning to swim and was glad to be able to return... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Danielle M
Lovington, New Mexico
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1001 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1746
+1 616-847-1309
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my first time to Grand Haven and the State Park. We parked free on the street and entered the park (which is ok to do)...beach was super clean and beautiful. Park Ranger or Policeman on a 4 wheeler patrolled the beach the whole...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I spent a lot of time in this beach as a child learning to swim and was glad to be able to return and share the experience with my kids. This is a beautiful, long sandy stretch of beach along Lake Michigan which has the...More

Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very large and pretty beach. Plenty of room for families to spread out and a small play area that kids will love.

Thank Brad J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed about 4 hours here at this lovely beach. The sand was soft and clean. Lots of close parking, although it filled up fast so get here earlier rather than later. Showers, changing stalls and restroom facilities. Also a nice playground for littles.

Thank CTkacz67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were glad we made our way to Grand Haven and the park. Living in Florida and having been many times to the Caribbean, I've seen my share of beautiful beaches. This beach is lovely and we enjoyed seeing all the water activities while we...More

1  Thank barbaragwen270
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we walked strolling along the beach. Kites flying overhead. Waves crashing along the rocks and shores. The clouds forming along the edge of the water. People watching, kids playing. Sand between your toes. Overall what a place. The pier was closed for renovation but...More

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know that sounds like a unsupportable statement, but I've been to beaches out east, out west, and even in Monaco. None were as nice and clean, with "sugar sand" as the Grand Haven beach.

1  Thank shawn f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Grand Haven State Park has beautiful sandy beaches, complete bathroom facilities, parking (you need a MI State Park sticker) and a camping area reservations.recommended in summer)

1  Thank lynne7442016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best beaches in the world. The sand is soft and clean. It "sings" when you walk through it. The park is within close walking distance of town. The park has clean restrooms, food service in the summer months, and friendly...More

1  Thank groneveltj
Reviewed 18 May 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed spending several hours at this park. There is a beautiful beach area, nice benches, and clean restrooms. You can see the lighthouse from the park.

1  Thank Tigersandy
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We have 2 kids, a 12 year old & autistic 15 year old-is there a lot to keep them entertained in Grand Haven? Should we split our time between grand haven & another area, such as Traverse City?
22 May 2017|
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Response from tgw51 | Reviewed this property |
It partly depends on the time of year you'll be in Grand Haven, the length of your stay, and how well the weather co-operates! But with the beaches and dunes along Lake Michigan, numerous state, county and city parks, the... More
I realize that the catwalk ("spine") is down, but...how disruptive is the construction. We're hoping to come in mid-June, but if that whole are is filled with cement trucks and jackhammers, that isn't really the trip we're looking for.
11 April 2017|
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Response from Connie V | Reviewed this property |
The only portion of the boardwalk which is closed is the actual pier itself. The entire length of the boardwalk from downtown to the pier is open. You will have excellent views of the light house from the boardwalk and the... More
What is it like there in late October?
26 September 2016|
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Response from Connie V | Reviewed this property |
Can be chilly or if it is "Indian Summer" it can be beautiful. It is Michigan! (Wait ten minutes, the weather will change)