Michigan’s Best Lakefront Beaches

Michigan is known for having some of the best lakefront beaches anywhere in the United States. With Lake Michigan bordering West Michigan (Grandville and Grand Rapids so close), this opens you up to some of the most sparkling and pristine blue waters and beach towns in the nation.

Whether you are in the mood for some romance, fun night life, or simple relaxation, the towns of Holland, Saugatuck, South Haven, Grand Haven, and Muskegon allow for great date nights with a beach view all around you. These areas feature over 30 different beach parks – all allowing for unhindered views of Lake Michigan.

Top West Michigan Beaches

Saugatuck Dunes State Park (30 Minutes)

6575 138th Ave
Holland, MI
Area Highlights
  • Pristine Beaches
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking Trails & Endangered Plant Species
  • Dune Rides
  • Eclectic Laketown Shopping
  • Wine Tasting

Laketown Beach (34 Minutes)

6710 142nd Ave
Holland, MI 49423
Area Highlights
  • Dune Atmosphere
  • Stairways & Decks for Stunning Views

Holland State Park (36 Minutes)

2215 Ottawa Beach Rd.
Holland, MI 49424
Area Highlights
  • Holland's "Big Red Lighthouse"
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • Fishing

Kirk Park (37 Minutes)

9791 North Lakeshore Dr
West Olive, MI 49460
Area Highlights
  • Beautiful Swimming Beach
  • Scenic Lake Michigan Views
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Hiking and Natural Cross-Country Skiing Trails


Oval Beach (38 Minutes)

Perryman St/Oval Beach Ave
Saugatuck, MI 49453
Area Highlights
  • World-Renowned Sugar Sand Beach
  • "National Geographic's Top Two Beaches in the U.S."
  • Top 11 Most Endangered Ecosystems in the World

Rosy Mound Natural Area County Park (40 Minutes)

Lakeshore Ave South
Grand Haven TWP, MI 49417
Area Highlights
  • Swimming Beach (Strenuous Walk to Beach)
  • Scenic Views
  • Hiking Trails & Boardwalks

Grand Haven State Park (47 Minutes)

1001 South Harbor Drive
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Area Highlights
  • Grand Haven Pier & Lighthouse
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • Sand Dunes
  • Annual Coastguard Festival
  • Weekend Dancing Waterfall Light Show
  • Popular Restaurants & Bars

South Haven South Beach (51 Minutes)

60 Water St
South Haven, MI 49090
Area Highlights
  • South Haven Pier & Lighthouse
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • Annual Blueberry Festival
  • Quaint Laketown Shopping

These are only a few of the beautiful beaches around the area. All of the beachfront areas in Michigan feature quality shopping & restaurants, perfect for the special night out with friends or with that special someone. Coming to Prairieside Suites means you are coming to a piece of Pure Michigan, enhanced by the beautiful lakes and scenery of the area.