57 Reasons To Live in West Michigan

Reason #5: Beaches

Beaches

57 Reasons to Live in West Michigan Reason #5: Beaches

When the weather gets hot and the swimsuits come out, there is no better place to be than at a beach on Lake Michigan, just a half-hour drive from downtown Grand Rapids. Spend the afternoon bronzing in the sand in Grand Haven, catch a bite to eat at any of the many beachside restaurants and then watch the sunset on the famous pier. Or while away the day on the beach at Muskegon's Hoffmaster State Park or Holland's State Park with its famous red lighthouse. Insiders love Holland's Tunnel Park beach for the privacy afforded by its location amidst the dunes. Next morning, head to Saugatuck/Douglas for Oval Beach, one of the area's finest. Cool off at the swanky art galleries and antique shops that have made this prototypical beach town famous with Chicagoans. Be sure to stop for giant waffle cones at any of these beach towns.

Relevant Links

All the Reasons to Live In West Michigan

Average Age
American Pie
Arena
Art
Beaches
Big Lake
Breweries
Calder
Celebrities
Clubs
Cottages
Creative Class/Cool City

Dog Parks
Eastown
Ethnicity
Farmer's Markets
Ferries
Festivals
Film
Fish Ladder
Fine Dining
Fluoride
Ford, Gerald R.
Frank Lloyd Wright House

Furniture City
Gardens, Frederik Meijer
GRAM
Green
Heartside
Heritage Hill
Higher Education
ArtPrize
Indian Mounds
Kites
Lake Effect
Lighthouses

Medical Mile
Millennium Park
Mitten
Museums
Ox-Bow
Philanthropy
Polar Express
River Bank Run
Rosa Parks Circle
Sculpture
Skateboard Parks
Sports Teams
Status Chairs

Traffic
Trails
Tulip Time
Up North
Weather Ball
West Coast
Wines
Zoo

Return to 57 Reasons to Live in West Michigan page.