Best Beaches in Michigan

A trip to the beach is often a perfect summer getaway, and Michigan has some of the best beaches in America. While there are over 100 beaches stretched out across the state of Michigan, not all beaches are open to the public or are open year round.

We’ve rounded up a list of the best beaches that can be enjoyed by the public, which can be found below.

Narrowing down which one you want to go to can be tough with so many options available. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Veteran’s Memorial Park Beach in Muskegon Heights offers beautiful views, fun attractions like an amusement park and pier, and plenty of space for sunbathing or volleyball.
  • Belle Isle Beach on Belle Isle is another great choice, boasting breathtaking views of the Detroit skyline while still being close enough to enjoy all that this island park has to offer.
  • Leland City Beach isn’t just for tourists; it’s also popular among locals who love to come for the beautiful marina.
  • Bald Mountain Park Beach is one of the most popular options, and with good reason! This beach not only offers stunning views, but it’s also located in a historic town by the same name. It doesn’t hurt that Bald Mountain Park has so much more to offer visitors as well, including camping grounds and miles of trails.
  • With almost two miles of sand dunes lining Lake Michigan, Holland State Park Beach is another popular destination on the west coast. Not only will you have access to great views along with all of these activities listed here , but this state park has an observation tower that provides even more amazing views of both Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
  • If you’re looking for more than just the beach, you’ll find it with Holland State Park Beach. Not only does this beautiful state park offer tons of activities on land , but it also offers visitors easy access to some of the best views Lake Michigan has to offer .
  • As one of Mackinac Island’s most popular beaches, Arch Rock Beach is a great place to take in the island’s beauty and relax at the same time. You can even take a horse carriage ride or enjoy a quiet walk along the shoreline.