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Kirk Park

9791 Lakeshore Dr, West Olive, MI 49460-8107
+1 616-738-4810
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Thank goodness for Kirk Park!

Not many dog beaches available these days. Kirk Park definitely fills the bill. Beautiful area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John R
Saint Louis, Missouri
Love love love the dog beach

The off leash dog beach is simply a must-do for dog owners. Kirk Park does a nominal fee but there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melissa H
via mobile
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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice dog” (3 reviews)
“dog beach” (13 reviews)
“parking lot” (6 reviews)
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9791 Lakeshore Dr, West Olive, MI 49460-8107
+1 616-738-4810
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not many dog beaches available these days. Kirk Park definitely fills the bill. Beautiful area, with plenty of parking. A bit of a hike to the actual beach area, but it's all part of the experience. Best to bring a towel and something refreshing for...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The off leash dog beach is simply a must-do for dog owners. Kirk Park does a nominal fee but there is ample parking and bathrooms at the entrance. Picnic tables are available and even a few vending machines. There's a wash the sand off shower...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is by far the best beach in Ottawa County. It's very clean, wide, and almost never crowded.

Thank Micah L
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I read about this gem and had to see the off leash dog friendly beach! It was so awesome! Nice .25 mile trail to the beach and then the wooden steps down to Lake Michigan, where many dogs roamed, romped and felt the freedom of...More

1  Thank lvgal61
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I stumbled upon this gem of a place by trying to find some hiking/adventure around Holland while renting a place in town. My husband and I first tried Holland State Park, and when we realized it really wasn't the hiking/great beach state park we anticipated...More

1  Thank DomoG84
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We're spending a week in Grand Haven. On the recommendation of a friend, we decided to make the short drive to the beach at Kirk Park. So glad we did. Beautiful beach, way less crowded. We've already agreed to go back at least 2 more...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Went to the dog beach over 4th July weekend and we had a nice time. We got there about 4:30pm to try to avoid crowd and it wasn't too bad. Lots of friendly dogs and owners playing in surf. There isn't really a lot of...More

1  Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I make the drive to Kirk Park from Grand Rapids about once a week. It's rarely ever over crowded. It's a short walk to the beach from the parking area. It's a beautiful area with the lake in front of you and the dunes behind...More

Thank Josh S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

A smaller dog beach. Not much depth to it but nice enough as it seems to be about the only one in the area. Lots of dogs on the weekends. Most owners are in control where you still have some that do not control their...More

Thank tzientekfountain
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This beach has a wonderful dog park, nice trails, and a beautiful beach. There is a lovely picnic area, and a camping area for boy scouts. I like to take my dogs to the beach. Labs love to fetch and swim, and this beach is...More

Thank kayhdanf2016
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14 August 2015|
Response from S A | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The designated dog area is marked and past that point no animals are allowed. During my visit it seemed as if people respected the separate beach area. There are many miles of beach and trails to explore in the area!