Lake Michigan Beaches
If you’re interested in a run or long walk on the shores of Lake Michigan, go for it – you won’t get lost. The Little Sable Point Lighthouse, over 100 feet tall, will guide you back to your starting point at Lighthouse Park. You can also incorporate a swim, some creative castle-building, a snooze in the sun or more active pursuits like stand-up paddling or kite-boarding. The Little Sable Point Lighthouse sits right on the shore and Lighthouse Park has easy access to the big lake. Restroom facilities are available. A State Park pass is necessary to access the area.
Lake Michigan can also be accessed from Silver Lake Dunes. What could be better than a run into those cool blue waters after hiking or riding the dunes! Be sure to pack a beach bag with your favorite sand toys and snacks so you can enjoy the sand and surf for hours.
Everyone’s always anxious to get to the water, but at Cedar Point Park, be sure to enjoy the view as you travel the multi-tiered wooden steps leading from a high bluff through a forested canopy to the beach below. The 3-acre park between Silver Lake and Pentwater offers a more secluded beach location and includes a picnic area and restrooms.