HIDDEN BEACH SPOTS

Every Michigander has experienced the congested beach escapade. You know the one we’re talking about: lugging your heavy cooler, umbrella, and beach chairs on the hot sand while dodging crowds of people. You finally get a glimpse of a tiny opening in the sand and whoosh — in comes another family. It can take the enjoyment out of going to the beach. BluHouse Properties is here to help! Get ready for a relaxing summer adventure off the beaten path to these stunning hideaways! Fewer people, less congestion, more fun.

 

Wabasis Lake Park

11220 Springhill Dr (Greenville, MI)

Summer Hours: 7AM to sunset

Admission: Free

 Welcome to a peaceful beach experience! About thirty minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, the sand beach at Wabasis Lake Park covers nearly an acre and features more than 300 feet of shoreline. The beach is about a tenth of a mile from the parking lot and is reached via a natural-surfaced pathway. Along the path, a beach house offers changing rooms and restrooms. A small inland lake, Wabasis offers warmth all summer long. Admission to the beach is free of charge. No lifeguards on duty.

 

Kirk Park

9791 N Lakeshore Dr (West Olive, MI) 

Summer Hours: 7AM to 10PM 

Admission: $10.00 per car 

 Stretching along Lake Michigan’s shoreline for over 1/3 mile, this park boasts 68 acres of sandy beach, high bluffs and wooded dunes. Nature trails with wooden stairways wind through the wooded dunes, offering spectacular views of Lake Michigan. A paved path leads to a deck overlooking the beach and Lake Michigan. The best feature: Dog lovers will delight in the off-leash beach at the southernmost area of the park. No lifeguards on duty.

 

Rosy Mound Natural Area

13925 Lakeshore Dr (Grand Haven, MI) 

Summer Hours: 7AM to 10PM

Admission: $7.00 per day 

 Rosy Mound is a classic Great Lakes dune system including high-wooded dunes, foredunes, beach, and a dune blowout. The 0.7 mile hiking trail from the parking area to the Lake Michigan shoreline provides the seclusion and scenic views you were looking for (includes stairs). A unique shade canopy, dune boardwalk trail and rustic toilets are located near the beach. No lifeguards on duty.

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